When things are plentiful all sins are forgiven, but when the tides are low, things get washed up on shore, it’s not a pretty sight, and not related to this movie, but something that I’ve been thinking about today.
Lee and I saw Ponyo last night at Carmike Cinemas, the movie is kind of pricey this day, it’s $8.50 for adult and $6.50 for children, that’s $15 plus the overpriced popcorn and soda. Almost made you not want to go out to a movie, but I learned something new yesterday, we should have gone on Tuesday instead because they have a Stimulus Tuesday’s program that the theater chain are selling 16 ounce sodas or 46 ounce popcorn for only $1 a piece, not bad at all.
Ponyo in Japanese is translated to Ponyo on the Cliff. The movie that we saw is in English, I wonder if it’d be better in the original version, Japanese with English subtitle, but then it’d be very difficult for Lee to follow. She enjoys the movie, I think it’s right in her alley. As for me, I wish the main characters are a bit older, they’re 5 year old, but living in the world that anything is possible. Perhaps this is the best part about the movie, the beauty of a child’s innocence that most of us adult are lacking this day. Children tend to speak their mind, whether it be love, hate, sad, happiness, or fear, they are not afraid to show their true emotions, something that most of us had lost through the years.
This is Miyazaki’s eighth film for Ghibli, and his tenth overall. Miyazaki’s artwork is beautiful, I absolutely love the peaceful scenery by the ocean, then it turns into madness like human emotions. Ponyo is a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” Already a box-office success in Japan, the plot centers on a goldfish named Ponyo who befriends a five-year-old human boy So-suke and wants to become a human girl, to read more.