So I am not a geek, or expert, or anything in the world of Anime. I don’t even claim to be one on television, or on the internet. But every so often, I decide to throw one into my Netflix queue. I have had “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” sitting on top of my TV for a few weeks now, along with a few other DVDs that I’ve been meaning to watch. So I decided to pop it into the MythDora box (which also happens to be my DVD player) and watch it. Well, I can now see why Netflix recommended this movie.
It is a tale of struggle, of conflict, and of a fight. A fight between factions and a fight for the planet itself. This is a movie that I would highly recommend anyone out there seeing. It’s a movie that I think that everyone out there could learn a thing or two from.
Even though this anime was produced in 1984 it has a lot of parallels as to what is going on in the world today. The endless warring that our current president has dragged us into in Iraq and Afghanistan. The fight for the survival of the earth. The plight of the people who are being driven from their homes, both from war abroad and trouble at home.
I think we all need to sit down and watch this. Learn from Nausicaa and calm down the rage in the world.
If I were a movie critic, and I don’t even pretend to play one of those, I would definitely give this 5 stars. Now go forth and add it to your queue.