Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984, Japanese)
1 Jan 2013
: Hayao Miyazaki (117 mins)
Reviews: RottenTomatoes (83%), IMDB (8.1), Amazon.
Similar movies: anime.
A movie with a message: humans must stop fighting and polluting the environment. We must live in harmony with each other and with the elements of nature. Miyazaki has strong female characters in most of his movies. In this movie, it is Princess Nausicaa, who is compassionate, brave and skillful. She represents peace. Good movie for kids, with hundreds of positive Amazon reviews.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1985) is a precursor to Princess Mononoke (1997). Both movies are fast paced, with warlike scenes and concern for the environment. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is for younger kids. Princess Mononoke is for older kids.