Register  |  Sign In
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sat Apr 13, 2024 12:18 am



Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
 Kurenai no buta [Porco Rosso] 

What grade would you give this film?
A 50%  50%  [ 2 ]
B 50%  50%  [ 2 ]
C 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
D 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
F 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 4

 Kurenai no buta [Porco Rosso] 
Author Message
 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:01 pm
Posts: 6385
Post Kurenai no buta [Porco Rosso]
Porco Rosso

Image

Quote:
Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig​ (紅の豚 Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth anime film by Hayao Miyazaki, produced by Studio Ghibli, released in 1992, about an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air pirates" in the Adriatic Sea. The man has been cursed, and has been transformed into a pig. Once called Marco Pagot, he is now known to the world as "Porco Rosso", Italian for "Red Pig."

The animation is loosely based on Miyazaki's manga Hikōtei Jidai. It is said that Miyazaki based his scenery image on Rijeka.

_________________
---!!---!!!!!!-11!!---!!---11---11!!!--!!--


Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:22 pm
Profile WWW
Kypade
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:53 pm
Posts: 7908
Post Re: Kurenai no buta [Porco Rosso]
I don't think I've ever seen that original title before. Huh. One of my favorite Miyazaki films, anyway.


Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:24 pm
Profile
Jordan Mugen-Honda
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 9:53 am
Posts: 13400
Post Re: Kurenai no buta [Porco Rosso]
What an utterly awesome film.

I know for one if I was given this thing raw I'd never have guessed its Studio Ghibli (not to say they don't make great films they do). Porco is a brilliantly stoic figure and nothing about the character is blunt or badly measured. He's got an old school charm to him, at times I felt like I was watching a varient of Casablanca what with the setting, and the smoke filled bar and the pre war intruigy.

The scene where Porco recounts a battle from World War 1 goes down as one of the best I've ever seen, truly moving in its visual impact.

So yeah, thanks Roo for the reccomendation you were spot on. :thumbsup:

_________________
Rosberg was reminded of the fuel regulations by his wheel's ceasing to turn. The hollow noise from the fuel tank and needle reading zero had failed to convay this message


Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:29 pm
Profile
The Kramer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:36 am
Posts: 23734
Location: Classified
Post Re: Kurenai no buta [Porco Rosso]
Porco Rosso has become the cool kids answer to "what's the most underrated Miyazaki film." So I came in with sky high expectations and ... I dunno if it met them. I liked the characters, and I loved the flying sequences but something about it just didn't quite land for me. Maybe its the constant homages to classic American cinema, including a pretty unsatisfying ending. Maybe its just seeing all the women throw themselves at the pig man while all the men are supremely jealous of the pig man. That type of character would have been idolized by a younger Flava'd, but the current one found him annoyingly ungrateful.

There was a lot of good stuff though. You can definitely see how it set the tone for future projects like Cowboy Bebop. Miyazaki might have drifted away from this type of story, but the anime genre embraced it fully.

The best part was how, after the aerial dogfight ended in a draw, they decided to settle it with a boxing match lol.

So I'll give Porco Rosso a 6/10. A lot to like, but not as much as higher tier Miyazaki.


Sat Dec 09, 2023 6:53 pm
Profile
007
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:43 pm
Posts: 10998
Location: Wouldn't you like to know
Post Re: Kurenai no buta [Porco Rosso]
It is okay and still a good and at times beautiful film, but it just does not have a satisfying ending.

_________________
Image


Sun Dec 10, 2023 9:04 am
Profile
007
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:43 pm
Posts: 10998
Location: Wouldn't you like to know
Post Re: Kurenai no buta [Porco Rosso]
Rewatched this, and have a better sense of the movie. And honestly one of Miyazaki’s best and most underrated. I think the unsatisfying ending is to blame, particularly one first watch, but I think this is meant to be a more light-hearted film. It could have hit it to the next gear if the had one more act revolving around Porco having to come to terms with the Italians, but that’s just not the type of film this is. Not every film can be Princess Mononoke. So light-hearted yeah, but funny and like all of Miyazaki’s works, it excels in vibes and in its characters. The English dub is okay outside of a few moments earlier on with Cary Elwes as Curtis (they should have cast an actual American in this role) but Michael Keaton is great as the lead here.

_________________
Image


Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:08 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 6 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.