Its hard to believe, but as I staggered out of the theater, I had to admit that Spirited Away is even more spectacular, awesome, prodigious, elaborate, showy, and portentous than Princess Mononoke. Apparently Miyazaki is one of those artists who feel obligated to outdo themselves with each new creation. I shudder to think what wretched excess hell come up with next.So Spirited Away is not my cup of tea, but to be fair I must report that Little Deuteronomy loved it and told me to give it a rating of 6. Sigh Maybe Im just an old grouch.
Read Silman’s review of Miyazaki and his films.