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Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki)

Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki)
  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • Japan
  • 115 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Gorō Miyazaki
  • Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Yuko Tanaka
  • Language: Japanese

Bizarre events start to blur the lines between fantasy and reality, and the wizard Ged is sent to discover the cause. A decent enough animation with a few inspired moments, but the benign worldview that made 'Spirited Away' such a revelation is sorely missing from the stark 'goodies and baddies' delineation offered here.

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Tales from Earthsea

1 Aug 20073 stars

The familiar Studio Ghibli look is there, but Tales From Earthsea, based on the books by writer of speculative fiction Ursula K Le Guin, is directed not by the great Hayao Miyazaki, but by his son Goro.

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