Princess Mononoke is the only environmental/anti-war movie that I can stand. Hayao Miyazaki's vision is full of life and depth, and the script and actions are all brilliant in execution. The heart that went into this production is phenomenal. Why I like its anti-war and environmental sentiments is because it neither deifies or demonizes the people on either side of the conflict. The forces of nature (personified by the gods) are depicted as really not caring about humanity. Nature is not a cuddly teddy bear or a bunch of baby seals giving you doe eyes. It's not even Bambie (though we do have a deer god in here). Nature is mysterious and vast, and it does not speak on its own behalf to plead with humanity. And as tranquil and beautiful as it can be, it is also dangerous and does not care for or about humanity. On the flip side, the human settlement, our main antagonist is someone who is just trying to make her way in the world. She is a compassionate character who employs lepers and women rescued from brothels to do a good, honest day's work in order to survive and turn a profit while doing so. They are not evil for evil's sake, and the true conflict is one of survival and the right to exist. It is this much more honest portrayal of humanity and nature that rings true rather than the more shallow premise of 'nature good, man evil'. This is Miyazaki's most mature and adult oriented movie, so it is the only one in his arsenal I cannot recommend for the whole family, but I can recommend to anyone mature enough to process the information. It bears repeated viewings and not only is it gorgeous to look at, it is possibly the finest English dub of any Japanese movie to date.
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