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YMMV / Mary and The Witch's Flower

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  • Fanfic Fuel: Since Jim Broadbent voices Doctor Dee in the English dub, one cannot help but wonder if Horace Slughorn got a new job after the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: One common criticism of the film is that it's fairly by-the-book, following the beats of a stereotypical Studio Ghibli film with little to no deviation from the expected norm.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Madam and Doctor Dee putting Peter through the fly-by-night experiment even though the first time was a huge failure and it could easily cost him his life.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Critical and audience consensus seems to be that it's a good effort and a solid first movie for Studio Ponoc but not quite up to the standards expected from Ghibli alumni. Aspects like the script and characters needed a bit more polish, but the art and animation are beautiful and better writing will probably come in time once the Ponoc staff have had a chance to get some more experience.
  • Toy Ship: Mary and Peter have several sweet moments together in the film.