History Anime / CastleInTheSky

17th Jul '17 4:30:28 PM fruitstripegum
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* SolarPunk: The city of Laputa features hanging gardens and overgrowth that's reminiscent of the urban farming movement of today.



* SolarPunk: The city of Laputa features hanging gardens and overgrowth that's reminiscent of the urban farming movement of today.
8th Jul '17 11:00:06 PM NightShade96
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'"Castle in the Sky'' could be considered a fairy tale... one with SteamPunk, flying castles, secret princesses, and magic. The film opens with a family of SkyPirates led by the matriarch Dola attacking an airship intent on stealing a [[OrphansPlotTrinket blue crystal amulet]] from a girl named Sheeta. Sheeta, who had already been kidnapped by the evil StateSec Colonel Muska, uses the opportunity to escape and falls to what appears to be certain death until her pendant ignites and starts gently floating her back to Earth. Her descent is spotted by a young miner named Pazu, who catches her and takes her home, eager to determine if this mysterious floating girl is somehow connected with the fabled [[FloatingContinent floating castle Laputa]], which his father once saw, though [[CassandraTruth no one believed him]] or his photograph.

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'"Castle ''Castle in the Sky'' could be considered a fairy tale... one with SteamPunk, flying castles, secret princesses, and magic. The film opens with a family of SkyPirates led by the matriarch Dola attacking an airship intent on stealing a [[OrphansPlotTrinket blue crystal amulet]] from a girl named Sheeta. Sheeta, who had already been kidnapped by the evil StateSec Colonel Muska, uses the opportunity to escape and falls to what appears to be certain death until her pendant ignites and starts gently floating her back to Earth. Her descent is spotted by a young miner named Pazu, who catches her and takes her home, eager to determine if this mysterious floating girl is somehow connected with the fabled [[FloatingContinent floating castle Laputa]], which his father once saw, though [[CassandraTruth no one believed him]] or his photograph.
7th Jul '17 5:31:07 AM fruitstripegum
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* GhibliHills: Naturally. Although it's worth noting that the landscape looks like it's slowly recovering from something terrible. Pazu's hometown is a mining village, surrounded by deep chasms riddled with tunnels and endless wooden scaffolding, and the green grass on the surface is punched full of craters. Another Ghibli film that references an apocalyptic past -- particularly obvious when one considers the parallels between [[spoiler: the [[KillSat superweapon]] in the heart of the Castle and nuclear weaponry]].



* GhibliHills: Naturally. Although it's worth noting that the landscape looks like it's slowly recovering from something terrible. Pazu's hometown is a mining village, surrounded by deep chasms riddled with tunnels and endless wooden scaffolding, and the green grass on the surface is punched full of craters. Another Ghibli film that references an apocalyptic past -- particularly obvious when one considers the parallels between [[spoiler: the [[KillSat superweapon]] in the heart of the Castle and nuclear weaponry]].
15th Jun '17 6:37:10 PM Zeiss
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** The robots with guns as their "faces" might be a reference to the robots in ''Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon'', a 1965 animated feature film on which Hayao Miyazaki had one of his first jobs.
17th May '17 1:27:25 AM CrowTR0bot
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* WhatMeasureIsAMook: The ''entire'' crew of the ''Goliath'' are wiped out in a series of catastrophes. Nobody seems to care.

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* WhatMeasureIsAMook: The ''entire'' crew of the ''Goliath'' are wiped out in a series of catastrophes. Nobody seems to care. [[AssholeVictim Probably not without reason, though]].
17th May '17 1:18:43 AM CrowTR0bot
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: General Muoro decides Muska has outlived his usefulness after he test-fires one of Laputa's superweapons on the surface (the understated enthusiasm Muska showed while doing so [[EvenEvilHasStandards may have also pushed The General toward this]]). [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he finds out that 1. He's only shooting at a hologram of Muska and 2. Muska feels the same way about ''him'' and subjects him to a DisneyVillainDeath]].
8th May '17 1:16:31 PM masterofthehouse
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* BigBad: Colonel Muska (A.K.A. [[spoiler:Romuska Palo Ur Laputa]]), who plots to use Laputa's powers to TakeOverTheWorld.

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* BigBad: Colonel Muska (A.K.A. [[spoiler:Romuska Palo Ur Ul Laputa]]), who plots to use Laputa's powers to TakeOverTheWorld.
8th May '17 1:01:30 PM masterofthehouse
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* BigBad: Colonel Muska (A.K.A. [[spoiler:Romuska Palo Ur Laputa]]), who plots to use Laputa's powers to TakeOverTheWorld.
18th Apr '17 6:42:47 PM nombretomado
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Inspired by one chapter of ''Literature/GulliversTravels'', ''Castle in the Sky'' is a 1986 fantasy action-adventure tale raised to StudioGhibli standards. Two orphans battle sky pirates and evil government forces trying to seize the legendary floating city of Laputa. This was Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's third film, and the first to be created at Studio Ghibli, which was formed to produce the film.

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Inspired by one chapter of ''Literature/GulliversTravels'', ''Castle in the Sky'' is a 1986 fantasy action-adventure tale raised to StudioGhibli Creator/StudioGhibli standards. Two orphans battle sky pirates and evil government forces trying to seize the legendary floating city of Laputa. This was Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's third film, and the first to be created at Studio Ghibli, which was formed to produce the film.
18th Feb '17 2:59:00 AM Silverblade2
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** Although the performance is pretty subdued overall, at this point Creator/MarkHamill is clearly channeling [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker someone else]].

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** Although the performance is pretty subdued overall, at this point Creator/MarkHamill is clearly channeling [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker someone else]].



* LargeHam: In Disney's dub, some of the pirates or incidental characters may qualify (not that it's a bad thing), but most definitely Cloris Leachman's performance as Dola in general (to good effect, as she arguably makes the character the most memorable in the whole movie); likewise, when Muska goes crazy at the end, Mark Hamill really gets to have fun, laughing maniacally and spouting a very memorable "Goodbye! Enjoy the ride!" prior to sending the soldiers to their deaths. There are even places where he sounds like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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* LargeHam: In Disney's dub, some of the pirates or incidental characters may qualify (not that it's a bad thing), but most definitely Cloris Leachman's performance as Dola in general (to good effect, as she arguably makes the character the most memorable in the whole movie); likewise, when Muska goes crazy at the end, Mark Hamill really gets to have fun, laughing maniacally and spouting a very memorable "Goodbye! Enjoy the ride!" prior to sending the soldiers to their deaths. There are even places where he sounds like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.
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