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PopGap #21: Castle in the Sky (1986)

PopGap #21: Castle in the Sky (1986)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Written by dorrk
29 September 2016

I grow tired of your stupid face.

PopGap #21: Castle in the Sky (1986)

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Watching #CastleInTheSky

Watching #CastleInTheSky (1986) by #HayaoMiyazaki - Started it earlier today w/my kids but it made them too spazzy.

2nd anime in a row

After #Akira last night #CastleInTheSky is my 2nd anime in a row & it's more of the same.

Enough Zeppelin chases!

I might like these characters if #CastleInTheSky wasn't so preoccupied w/steampunk dazzle. Enough Zeppelin chases!


As usual #HayaoMiyazaki nails nightmarish imagery but #CastleInTheSky feels uninspired compared to similar movies.

If only

Now that we're in Laputa & everything's been quiet for 3 mins. #CastleInTheSky is pretty nice. If only this was it.

fantastic worlds

Villains in #HayaoMiyazaki movies are dull. I'd rather he just let his fantastic worlds breathe w/o canned conflict.

pretty rad comeback

I don't often praise anime dialog but "I grow tired of your stupid face" is a pretty rad comeback in #CastleInTheSky


Wacky action in 1st 90 mins of #CastleInTheSky was numbing, but I liked most of the last half-hour (except villain).

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PopGap #21: Castle in the Sky (1986)

Castle in the Sky (1986)

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  • Movie:
    Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • A.K.A.:
    Tenkû No Shiro Rapyuta
  • Dir.:
    Hayao Miyazaki
  • Project:
    PopGap #21: Voters' Choice
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