The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

castle of cagliostroDirector: Hayao Miyazaki

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Haruya Yamazaki (Screenplay) Monkey Punch (Graphic Novel)

 

Story: A flamboyant their and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count’s clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.

 

Verdict

 

Action: Strong animated action scenes (9/10)

 

Comedy: Light hearted comedy in a more series story works very nicely (8/10)

 

Romance: The story is a love story and is on an equal par to any Disney film (9/10)

 

Animation: Brilliant animation for an animation from 1979 (10/10)

 

Sound: Good use of sound and music to add to the story (9/10)

 

Best Part: The wolf’s tricks

Favourite Character: Inspector Zenigata 

 

Least Favourite Character: The Count

 

Trivia: Steven Spielberg called the film ‘one of the greatest adventure movies of all time’

 

Overall: A great animated film that still looks fresh and brand new, it has a brave storyline with a thief as the hero and could put most Disney princess films to shame. The adventure side of the film is very similar to a Tintin adventure and you can see where some more modern films gained ideas from, Definitely one to watch if you get the chance.

 

Rating 92%

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