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A.k.a.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Year
1984
Runtime
117 min.
Director
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres
Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
78,831
Checks
19,320
Favs
1,981
Dislikes
107
Favs/checks
10.3% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
19:1
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  1. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Incredible story, Nausicaa is definitely one of the biggest heroins in the history of cinema!! 12 years 9 months ago
  2. AFGiant's avatar

    AFGiant

    After giving this one a rewatch recently, I was a disappointed. The visuals are stunning of course (as you'd expect) but the narrative was weak and the characters were near-nonexistent. The world was great but underexplored. I love 80s synth but found it ill-fitting to what was on screen. But most egregiously, our main character had no arc. It's unfortunate...they really could have given Nausicaa an interesting path of character development. In Act 1, in the scene in her father's bedroom, she is shocked by what she is capable of when she is blind with rage. The story could have been about her coming to terms with this aspect of herself, and finding a better way to respond to her anger. This journey would have paralleled the nature of the Ohm, and provided a solution to the problem posed by the attitudes and decisions that led to the Seven Days of Fire. But the movie just drops it. She never again confronts her own anger. She is the same, perfect person at the start of the film that she is at the end. That's unsatisfying, as a viewer. Characters gain strength through adversity, and our heroine was a static Christ allegory from the start to the finish. Swing and a miss, on this one. 8 years 3 months ago
  3. bluntedmaic's avatar

    bluntedmaic

    Epic story, fell in love with this movie. 10 years 2 months ago
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  6. This movie ranks #45 in IMDb's Sci-Fi Top 50
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  7. This movie ranks #56 in BFI's 100 Animated Feature Films
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