V.19 No.36 | 9/9/2010
I Like to Watch (Instantly): Ponyo, Astro Boy
Notable titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world
By Jerry Cornelius [ Mon Sep 6 2010 12:38 PM ]
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White
Ponyo is a great film. Some have dismissed it as sub-par Miyazaki, but those people are wrong. The intrusion of a cosmic magical force into an everyday community could be terrifying, but here it is only a source of joy and playfulness as the normal rules of reality are temporarily suspended. I saw this film five times in the theater, mostly just so I could watch the scene where Sosuke’s toy pop-pop boat grows big enough to carry him (and Ponyo) on a journey through a flooded town as prehistoric fish prowl through the water below. Wow.
So I have mixed feelings about Ponyo being on Netflix WI. On the one hand, this criminally-
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