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YMMV: Tales from Earthsea
  • Awesome Music: Therru's Song is a sad, beautiful, and lonely melody. Hearing this amazing song made the watching the film worth it.
  • Faux Symbolism: Sparrowhawk has been compared to Jesus, Cob to Satan and Arren to mankind flaws and all.
  • Narm: No matter your opinion on the movie, the scene in which Cob's arm is dramatically cut off definitely qualifies as this.
    • Therru's singing.
    • Any time Arren gets angry. He comes off like an Emo Teen trying to look tough.
  • So Okay, It's Average: What makes this so disappointing is the strength of the source material and that this is GHIBLI we are talking about. They just don't make mediocre material.
  • Tear Jerker: Therru's song.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Some world-building elements—such as slavery—are introduced but never touched upon in detail.
    • Not only that, but many plot points introduced in the film's opening are dropped almost immediately after. Dragons returning, the death of the king and the implications of a war on the horizon all seem like they'd be major plot points later but are never brought up again.

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