Castle in the Sky Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Jim Cummings

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CASTLE IN THE SKY is a movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki in 1986.
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Sheeta, a young girl who's in fact the last princess of the mythic Laputa, an island floating in the sky, is escaping from the hands of Muska who wants to rob her of a mysterious crystal that allows her to levitate. Muska knows that this crystal could drive him to Laputa and its military power. The young Pazu, with the help of Dola the pirate woman, will defend Sheeta against her enemies and even reach Laputa with her. But Muska has followed them and invades the island.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Cartoon?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen Has special powers?    -   Yes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


Earth setting:    -   20th Century (1900-1950) Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station    -   futuristic human warship Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   prison    -   fort/castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   upbeat Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs    -   exploding spaceships    -   exotic spaceships

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