The castle may have been in the sky but the story was somewhere under the Earth’s crust. Castle in the Sky is a beautiful anime by Miyazaki. The worlds are lush and the animation is second-to-none. It’s just too bad the story was pretty light and wraps up really quickly all at the end, after you’ve sat through two hours of film. Some of the voice acting was great especially from Mark Hamill. I also really liked Anna Paquin as the main girl. I couldn’t get over James Van Der Beek’s whiny Dawson’s Creek voice throughout the film. It threw me off and hurt the film. Cloris Leachman as the pirate leader was excellent and made me laugh on several occasions. I’m disappointed, I’ve heard so much about this film… I wasn’t expecting to be bored most of the time. Still, it was a lot of beautiful artwork to behold.
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Castle in the Sky (1986)