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  1. Ryan Blanche
    September 9, 2019 @ 6:20 pm

    I enjoyed this film quite a bit. The animation, story, and voice acting was great. Although it felt 10 minutes a bit too long. But there was one thing that kept me from loving this film. It was the very last scene. It wasn’t the worst ending to a film I’ve ever seen by far. I’ve seen worse, but it was a bit downbeat for a couple of reasons : (Please feel free to agree or disagree or correct me if I’m wrong. It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen the full film).
    It’s because San was basically the same person at the end that she was at the beginning. Hateful of humans, and a bit closed minded, as well as unforgiving. ("I can never forgive the humans for what they’ve done.") In my opinion, she doesn’t grow or develop as a character in that regard. And it doesn’t make her character seem compassionate either. I understand the hurt she must’ve felt. It’s hard to shake it off in life at times. But by not forgiving others who have wronged you, you prevent yourself from healing and you become an angry, hurtful, and bitter person. By her not forgiving and changing, she’s a terrible role model in that regard (whether or not that was intended). It would’ve been such a great concept of her overcoming her hatred of humans despite everything that occured.
    And that sucks, because I really wanted to like San more. And while I can understand them not ending up together at the end ( a tad clichéd), it felt a bit too abrupt. They spend quite a lot of the film together and bonding, and they just part ways like that. If they had at least a heartfelt emotional goodbye, THAT I would’ve bought.
    And it also sucks because I really appreciate Miyazaki’s work, and I know he put a lot of heart and effort into this film.
    But hey, that’s just my opinion and how I viewed it.

  2. Elijah Saba
    September 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

    Sengoku period is where it’s set