It’s Friday! Time to make plans in family, enjoy the spare time. Visiting a museum, going to play Frisbee to a park or take a walk on the beach… Those are good plans, but also it can be time to relax at home. For that, is there a better plan to do than watch a family movie with your kids?
There are movies that you see with your children, share with them and pray that they will remember them for the rest of their lives. You know why? Because they are that special, they teach us valuable lessons!
The most important reason parents should expose their kids to animated movies is because they represent the kind of art that children can understand and appreciate. There is an entirely amazing genre of entertainment – animated movies you should enjoy with your kids, family and beloveds.
Our recommendation for today is…
Title: Princess Mononoke
PG - 13
What will tell to your kids: On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Why we like it ~ Lesson: Princess Mononoke is a film that stands against intolerance in all its forms and demands coexistence and understanding from its audience. How bold for what is, in its most simplified definition, a cartoon. Hayao Miyazaki has transcended the limitations of anime, cartoons, and the modern designation of animated feature. Through Miyazaki’s singularity as a storyteller and artist, his brand of animation, the high art of his medium or any other form of cinema, he offers an arena where the most unlikely of stories can be told, and they often are.
Curiosities: Princess Mononoke was the highest-grossing Japanese film of 1997. It became the highest grossing film in Japan until it was surpassed by Titanic several months later. It was the top-selling anime in the United States in January 2001
Now, grab the popcorn and settle in for a magical movie night with the family.
Share with us your impressions about the Princess Mononoke movie!
By Ángela R.