Spirited Away (2001)

logoDirector: Hayao Miyazaki

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki (Screenplay)

Starring: (Voice Talents) Daveigh Chase, Suzanna Pleshette, Susan Egan, David Ogden Stires, Lauren Holly, Michal Chiklis, John Ratzenberger


Plot: When Chihiro and her family are moving to a new house they go down a dead-end and explore a tunnel. The end of the tunnel is an abandoned fun fair with they enter but when Chihiro’s parents start to turn into pigs she finds out she is trapped in the spirit world where humans are forbidden to be in. Chihiro must earn her keep by working in a bathhouse for Yubana. The bathhouse is where all the gods, monsters comes to clean up and carry on their ways. Chihiro must work and wait for her chance to save her family and get back to the real world before it is too late


Verdict: Brilliant stunning animated film

Story: This family story is very dark but also offers enough to appeal to the younger audience it shows how the things we don’t consider real can have a normal existence next to us. We have a young girl who has to learn to grown up way before she should have to and overcome her fears to achieve this. It shows how you need to learn to make up for your mistakes and by doing so you can achieve more than you thought you could too. (10/10)


Character Review: Chihiro – Becomes one of the biggest and most well-known characters in animated film history even though she has to be a normal ten year old girl. (10/10)


Character Review: Yubana – Witch who owns the bathtub who give Chihiro a job while she works for her freedom. A bit of a standard almost villainous character but also just a strict boss. Is driven by greed and doesn’t care about her employees. (8/10)


Director Review: Hayao MiyazakiThis guy is the master of animated film will go down as one of the best ever and this is his masterpiece. (10/10)


Adventure: Good adventure story in a darker underworld. (9/10)

Family: Great family film everyone in the family will enjoy. (9/10)

Fantasy: Brilliant fantasy world created. (10/10)

Animation: One of the best animated films you will ever see. (10/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Settings: A dark setting that creates a normal looking world that is full of everything you would never want to meet. (9/10)


Suggestion: This is one of the best animated films ever made everyone should watch this. It has everything and you can watch in its natural language or dubbed to the same level of entertainment.(Watch)


Best Part: The bath of the stink beast that isn’t.

Worst Part: It could be considered to scarier for younger audience.

Funniest Scene: No face true colours chase Chihiro through the bathhouse.

The mysterious No Face
The mysterious No Face

Oscar Chances: Won the best animated film award

Chances of Sequel: No


Overall: Brilliant masterpiece of animation that all have to see.


Rating 98

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