328. Porco Rosso (紅の豚) (1992)

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7.7 Pleasant and beautiful
  • Acting 7.5
  • Directing 7.8
  • Story 7.9
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Starring: Shuichiro Moriyama, Tokiko Kato, Sanshi Katsura

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Running Time: 94 mins


Porco Rosso is a Japanese film about a sea plane pilot, cursed to look forever like a pig, who flies in the airs above The Adriatic Sea as a bounty hunter fighting air pirates in 1930s Italy.

This film was great! I thought that it was a classic Japanese animation, being quite odd and yet still had a good, entertaining story, however it was mixed in with a bit of foreign culture, which was a little different to their norm, which I found a delight.

The idea of this was absolutely brilliant, and in my opinion, there is no better way to present a story like this, as the incredible Studio Ghibli animation was blended in with a picturesque setting, making this one of the most pleasant films around to watch.

And although you may think for a film to be pleasant, it may be boring, you’re wrong. This film was action-packed, full of dogfights between Porco and the air pirates, and as well as that, it was great fun to watch, due to the action, however more so due to the funny and clever screenplay that this film had, and due to all of that, I’ll give this a 7.7.

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