My Neighbor Totoro — 2 years ago
I was a little disappointed in this film. I read the reviews of how it was genius and moving and unforgetable. I thought for sure I would absolutely love this since so many reviewers were just over the moon about it, but I just didn’t find it all that great. I have seen other Hayao Miyazaki films and loved them, but this one was not as enjoyable for me.
I have to agree with PerfectSonnet regarding all the screaming and crying, way too loud and annoying, kinda like fingernails on a chalkboard, but I think that has to do with the American actors they chose to play the children. I mean Dakota Fanning’s voice is pretty annoying on it’s own, but in this film it it even more so. I think it really effected how I felt while watching this, cause at the end of the movie I had no warm and fuzzy feelings just the disbelief that this film got such high reviews from so many people.
Oh and BTW, the super creepy cat bus terrified my 4 year old son and he stopped watching the film after that scene. Still marking this as worth consuming since it wasn’t that bad, just not that good either.