A classic — 6 years ago
I’m not sure if I like Howl’s Moving Castle or Spirited Away better, but it makes no diffence since they are both wonderful films. There are many likable characters in this, but calcifer and the boy were my favorites.
One thing that I like about both Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away is that they both not only have a touching moral, but also there is no true villian. No matter how awful you think the bad guy is, you find out that they only appear that way because of a personality flaw or something that has happened to them. This seems so much more real and ultimately redeemable than the strict antagonist.
Howl’s Moving Castle centers on themes of love, beauty, war and maturity. I would recommend it to both kids and adults.