Fifth about The Seventh

From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill: while the old-school 2-D animation style fits perfectly with the feeling of nostalgia and innocence that permeates this lovely, delicate film, it’s also a good reminder that it doesn’t matter much the style a story is told, if it’s earnest and heartfelt. As is generally the case in Studio Ghibli’s films, the heroine is well conceived and written, and action unfurls in a natural, unforced way; the (for them) unusual realistic setting doesn’t prove at all to be a hindrance. (Word to the wise: I’m perfectly happy to say that I have a strong bias for Ghibli’s films and that Hayao Miyazaki is one of the premier storytellers of today.)


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