Year of release: 2008
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Liam Neeson, etc.
Being a Miyazaki fan, I’m disappointed – “Ponyo” is not great. Sure, it looks pretty, but I expected complexity, a bit of mystery, more emotion… and all the rest of elements that make Miyazaki’s films magical and impress me to tears with their beauty.
This movie feels too much like a Disney production, and too little like Miyazaki’s previous work.
Would I see it again? – No
My Rating (1 to 10): 7 (fan subjectivity)
Recommended: Only if you’re 12 years old or younger
Skip it if you’re an adult.