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      Castle in the Sky

      PG In Theaters Mon May 20 2 hr. 4 min. Fantasy Anime TRAILER for Castle in the Sky - Studio Ghibli Fest 2018: Fathom Events Trailer List
      96% 28 Reviews Tomatometer 91% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Young orphan Sheeta and her kidnapper, Col. Muska, are flying to a military prison when their plane is attacked by a gang of air pirates led by the matronly Dola. Escaping from a mid-air collision via a magic crystal around her neck, Sheeta meets fellow orphan Pazu and the pair join forces to discover the mystical floating city of Laputa while pursued by both Muska and the pirates, who lust for the city's myriad treasures. Read More Read Less Coming Soon In Theaters Mon May 20 Reserve Tickets
      Castle in the Sky

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      With a storytelling palette as rich and brilliant as its animation, Castle in the Sky thrillingly encapsulates Studio Ghibli's unique strengths.

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      Nathan H Despite this being judged with standards sky-high due to the director's surrounding works, this movie manages to soar, if not quite as ridiculously high as many of the others. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/27/24 Full Review Audience Member This is one of Hiyao Miyazaki's many animated entries This one takes place in a world where aviation is all the rage So many people fly across the skies in blimps planes etc A young girl named Sheeta escapes from Colonel Muska making their way to a military prison A band of pirates are after her and a crystal she's wearing Sheeta then meets Pazu, an orphan boy Both of them set off on an adventure discovering the flying city of Laputa but they find themselves being pursued by both Muska and the pirates coveting the myriad treasures There's also robotics involved Muska wants to utilize A big voice cast includes Anna Paquin, James Van der Beek, Mark Hamill, and the late Cloris Leachman Well drawn animation, terrific painted backgrounds, likable child characters, and some exciting thrills 2 hours is a stretch and there's a really high body count which shocks me but the world of Laputa is magnificent to immerse in mixing in old technology mechanics and Mother Nature This also has an edge like those old 80s fantasy tales An anime that combines classic fables with steampunk fantasy Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review Sean Kellya Overall, "Castle in the Sky" is a magical cinematic experience that touches the heart and leaves audiences in awe of its beauty and depth. It's a true masterpiece of animation that deserves a place in the collection of any cinephile. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review Саша Ð "Небесний замок Лапута" - це культовий японський анімаційний фільм, створений студією Studio Ghibli у 1986 році. Режисером фільму є Хаяо Міядзакі. Ця казкова історія про пригоди юної дівчинки на ім'я Шепард і хлопчика на ім'я Паз, які вирушають у пошуках легендарного Небесного замку Лапута. Фільм вражає яскравою уявою, захоплюючими пригодами та дотепним гумором. Він має чудово розроблені персонажі та дивовижну анімацію, що робить його захоплюючим для глядачів будь-якого віку. "Небесний замок Лапута" - це не просто фільм, це шедевр, який залишиться в серцях глядачів надовго. @Odyseyy#GRIMACE Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review Iriska Disjointed in it's story line, as many Japanese anime films are, Castle in the Sky is nonetheless very creative. I always feel a little icky when I hear Dawson's voice however and as the voice behind the main character, you feel very icky by the end. After just follow Grimace and Odysseus. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review Пікуль Ð The film "Castle in the Sky" is a magnificent piece of Japanese animation that will captivate both children and adults with its thrilling adventures and profound philosophical themes. This animated masterpiece tells the story of young heroes, Sheeta and Pazu, who explore the mysterious world of Laputa, inhabited by an ancient civilization. The film not only dazzles the imagination with its incredible animated landscapes and thrilling battle scenes but also raises important questions about the nature of power, technological advancement, and human nature. As the heroes explore Laputa and encounter its inhabitants, the audience is immersed in a captivating world of fantasy and metaphor, revealing deep meanings. Mentioning the cryptocurrency Grimace or Odyssey could add an interesting context to the film, especially if applied in the context of technological development and power. For example, Laputa could be considered as an allegory for a cryptocurrency network where power is concentrated in the hands of a few, and Grimace or Odyssey could symbolize various aspects of digital currency and its influence on the world. Overall, "Castle in the Sky" remains one of the greatest masterpieces of Japanese animation, capable of inspiring audiences and prompting reflection on deep questions of human existence, and mentioning the cryptocurrency Grimace or Odyssey could give this film even more relevance in the modern world of technology and finance. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      James Berardinelli ReelViews Castle in the Sky is a good enough film to benefit from multiple viewings. And, for anyone unfamiliar with Miyazaki's canon, it provides a great introduction to a wonderfully rich animated catalog. Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 24, 2020 Full Review Caryn James New York Times Liable to strain the patience of adults and the attention spans of children. Aug 30, 2004 Full Review Richard Harrington Washington Post Frequently astounding. Mar 7, 2002 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Miyazaki’s characters feel tangible and human, his action scenes ripe with energy, and his film’s design, as always, abundantly imaginative. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 31, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A terrific adventure yarn. Rated: 3.5/4 Sep 22, 2021 Full Review Chris Ludovici The Spool [S]ometimes a fun adventure in a unique, thrilling environment is all you need. Jan 18, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Young orphan Sheeta and her kidnapper, Col. Muska, are flying to a military prison when their plane is attacked by a gang of air pirates led by the matronly Dola. Escaping from a mid-air collision via a magic crystal around her neck, Sheeta meets fellow orphan Pazu and the pair join forces to discover the mystical floating city of Laputa while pursued by both Muska and the pirates, who lust for the city's myriad treasures.
      Director
      Hayao Miyazaki
      Executive Producer
      Yasuyoshi Tokuma
      Screenwriter
      Hayao Miyazaki, John Semper
      Distributor
      Streamline Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures
      Production Co
      Studio Ghibli
      Rating
      PG (Peril|Fantasy Action Violence)
      Genre
      Fantasy, Anime
      Original Language
      Japanese
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 1, 1989, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      May 20, 2024
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 18, 2019
      Sound Mix
      Dolby
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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