Porco Rosso is a fun filled adventure from the master
animators at Studio Ghibli. Set in the Ď20ís, the movie is based on high
flyer Porco Rosso who is an ace pilot cursed to take the form of a pig
trying to deal with a world full of humans. Taking on the role of
airborne law enforcement, Porco is faced with a challenge when he has to
return to Italy and get his boat plane back up and running when it is
shot down by pilot for hire Curtiss.
The movie is filled with adventure, thrills and
morals all the way through. Ghibli are masters at telling tales that
really pluck at your heart strings. The animation is a delight to look
at despite the fact that the animation was done a little while ago, the
feature is fun to watch and there is very little to complain about in
terms of quality.
One of the highlights of the movie is Porco and his
interaction with Fio, the young mechanic that overhauls his plane and
makes it even better than it originally was. The action scenes that take
place during the movie are fantastic and you really get the feeling that
you are part of this wonderful world that Ghibli has created.
Of interest is the extras which contain the standard
storyboards but as an added bonus we also get some insight into the
feature from the producer Toshio Suzuki. But extras aside, this movie is
a gem and will make a great addition to your Studio Ghibli collection.
This movie presents the option of both the Japanese
and English soundtrack for your enjoyment. Personally I am of the
opinion that if it was made over there, play the Japanese soundtrack.
Iíll leave that one up to you!