Reviews by DBJC
Magical!
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I love Miyazaki's movies so much because he tells stories in animation like no other person I know. The stories are very heartwarming and Howl's Moving Castle was one of the most amazing movies I 've ever seen. I usually don't care much about animation, but this a movie for all ages. I usually don't like watching movies dubbed, but the voice acting in this movie is great. The characters are easy to fall in love with and the music is GREAT. I would recommend this movie to anyone I meet who wants to watch a good, heartwarming film.
If You're a Latin Student...
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If you're a Latin student...leave this film ALONE. Don't even look at it because it's more of a comedy than an action movie. I mean there's action in it, but some of the stuff that they put in this movie is hilarious. Most of it is kind of corny looking and the question I've been asking is, "Why does Perseus have a buzz cut?" Seriously. It's not authentic at all. If you just like action and all the stuff, go ahead. But it's a mediocre movie and not really worth your time.
Don't Watch It
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It's seriously not worth your time. If you're interested in the story, watch the TV series. All three seasons. They are GREAT. This movie does not even come close to the greatness of the story. I even heard that M. Night received numerous "Razzie" awards for this movie (it's the opposite of the Oscars where people award the worst movies, actors, etc.) all of which he deserved for this one. This film is nowhere near his success "The Sixth Sense". Nowhere near. The only good thing that I have about it is that the music is great. Pick up the soundtrack, but don't pick up this movie!
The Gravel Road
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I've seen the movie, and I enjoyed it even though it was really strange. The music, however, is a different story because it's different when you listen to it without the motion picture. My favorite track is "The Gravel Road" because Hilary Hahn's playing is just so mesmerizing and flawless in this track. It's melodic and beautiful and just makes you melt when you listen to it. James Newton Howard made a great decision to get Hilary Hahn on this project because her playing is very fitting with score. Even though it's not my favorite of Howard's, I still recommend it.
The Piano Player
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I first heard about Maksim when I was randomly watching a YouTube video. This young 11 year old girl was rollerblading to the song "Exodus" and I thought the music was really epic for dance type of music. Yes, these are remixes of classical pieces, but I have to admit...they're not bad. If you don't think that classical music should be remixed then I don't recommend you pick up this CD because you will not enjoy it at all. Maksim is a wonderful pianist, however, and he should do something without all the beats. If you like classical music and want something fresh, go ahead. Pick it up.