This grand movie was based off of an old Japanese folk tale called 'The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter'. The story is really nice but ends very sadly, and I guess I was expecting something else from Studio Ghibli, like to not make it such a sad movie, but alas, it must end the way it ends. And so here is my answer to this movie: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. That's all I have to say for that. NO. And here is my reason why.
Let's begin with the Pro's:
- The voice actors and actresses are fantastic. We have the amazing Lucy Liu, Darren Criss, Chloë Grace Moretz, and many more and they were just amazing. Darren Criss was Sutemaru (he was really dreamy with long hair and calls Kaguya 'Little Bamboo'. SUPER ADORABLE). Chloë Grace Moretz was Princess Kaguya and I can promise you that is very hard shoes too fill.
- The graphics are TERRIFIC. It's not the original drawing style the Studio Ghibli would use, but it was so intricate and so alive that it was still beautiful.
- This movie ended very sadly. I won't spoil anything but if you do NOT want a sad story and want to keep away from anything of the like, I highly recommend that you stay FAR away from this movie. Nothing about it is happy (well, the beginning is and some parts of the end BUT THAT'S IT).
Yeah, that's the only Con I've got for it. Oh! And there is partial nudity at the beginning of the movie, so if you don't like watching scenes like those or anything of the sort, you should probably stay away from that. Hmm... I think that's all. But yes, this is a very sad movie and for that reason, I cannot give it a rating. I loved this movie SO much, yet at the same time, I wanted to cry my heart out and say "NOO. IT CAN'T END LIKE THIS!!!".
Have you seen 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya'? If not, will you watch it?