Is it ok to discuss some unpopular Ghibli opinions? If so, here are mine: I think Nausicaa was way too preachy, I did not agree with the main character's motives and I am so sick to death of environmental messages, I really was expecting something more out of the first Ghibli film I saw; didn't like it. Lupin the Third while not a Ghibli movie is in my top 3 Miyazaki movies! Princess Mononoke SUUUUUCKS!! I am sorry but I so hate this movie. All I hated from Nausicaa is back and even worse!! You?
You are free to express any of your opinions. ^__^
I would like to point out that Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind was released in 1984, two decades before this post-millennium surge in environmentalism. And that’s what I love about Hayao Miyazaki, even in the 80s, from the very moment Studio Ghibli was founded, he was promoting his strong belief in environmentalism, pacifism and feminism in his films, long before it was “trendy” like it is at the moment. It has taken Disney 75 years to finally do anything remotely feminist, and I highly suspect that was due to the pressure they were under to do so. I adore Hayao Miyazaki’s sincere passion for equality, whether that’s between mankind and nature, or men and women.
I don’t know if I have any unpopular opinions regarding Studio Ghibli, or none that I can think of off the top of my head. xoxox