Apr 10, 2019
Phil and Kenny are joined on the podcast this week by director
and animator Miguel Jiron (Into the Spiderverse) to discuss - yawn
- Hiyao Miyazaki's "Princess Mononoke."
We have some real slogs in 1999, but few are as rote as this
one, folks. It's a story you've heard a million times. Boy kills
giant hog imbued with a demon spirit. The spirit gets inside him
and gives him, you guessed it, superhuman strength but, yup, is
also going to kill him.
In an effort to find a cure, he encounters a wolf goddess and
her human daughter, San. I know, grow an imagination,
Of course, they don't fall in love, but grow to have a mutual
respect for each other, like pretty much every story about a young
man and woman in traumatic circumstances.
That says nothing of the other mundane things he runs into,
like your cliched group of bandaged of lepers manufacturing
firearms or the tree spirits who probably hold the secret to all
life on earth.
On top of that, visually it looks like a Monet come to life
and populated with best and worst living dreams and nightmares of a
opium eater. Like every other fucking movie ever.
Well, we said we'd do every movie, so here's Princess Mononoke