Howl's Moving Castle

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.

PG 2005 119 minutes

Parents say

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Based on 48 reviews

Kids say

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Based on 98 reviews

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Demon Explaination

*slight spoilers, non-plot related* At one point, Sophie says that if the one character is a demon, he's one of the good ones. While her choice of wording is confusing, I have to admit I'm not sure if there's a better one. The Japanese don't hold to a concept of demons as fallen angels - what we translate as demon is more like "supernatural monster/being". These monsters aren't inherently evil, and some are actively helpful. This could be an opportunity to talk to kids about different cultures, and how their beliefs shape their stories.
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