Kid reviews for Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

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Common Sense says

age 10+

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Parents say

age 9+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 19 reviews

age 11+

Strong Character Heroine but violent theme

This is a beautiful masterpiece done by Hayao Miyazaki. His first Ghibli!!! XD The tension is tight throughout the movie and there are a lot of wars and fighting. Definitely not for little children. Some scenes to watch out for: - When a big ship crashes into the cliffs, Nausicaa finds a survivor, the girl she saw in the window but she dies before her eyes. The emotion can be seen on her face. - Nausicaa's father gets shot before she enters the room (as you get older the mood gets darker it seems) - Once she finds her Father dead, she flies into a rage, killing everyone in the room - Lord Yupa jumps in to stop her and places himself between her sword and the soldier. She ends up stabbing his arm and then blood is observed dripping down. - Many fighting scenes on ships with swords and guns. - At the end of the movie, Nausicaa gets shot in her shoulder and foot badly with blood shown. Wonderful message and Nausicaa is a really strong person who is definitely admired by many but not for little kids to watch.
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age 3+

Fantastic

Absolutely the best movie I’ve ever seen

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age 8+

this is really good

i love it you should watch it there is some voilecnce like blood and a lot of fighting I suggest 8 and up or if you have a mature kid like 6 and up maybe
age 9+

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age 11+

A amazing second movie.

This is where I think Miyazaki's movies were born, not with his first movie, but with his second movie. A wonderful gem of a movie, that has a lot meanings behind it if you dig deeper.

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age 10+

"Lord of the Rings" meets "Once Upon a Time... Space" meets Hayao Miyazaki

Ageless masterpiece that has inspired many movies, series and games - not bad for one's second directed film. ADVISORY: One of Miyazaki's most violent, but differently than "Princess Mononoke", this movie has a couple of intense air battles with many implied casualties, sword- and gunfights and terrifying giant insects. An old man is murdered to his bed (gunshots are heard and his non-bloody body is seen later), the main character accidentally stabs her mentor into arm (some blood), later in the film she is shot in shoulder and ankle (blood, also when her bleeding leg steps into toxic liquid she screams in pain). A couple uses of "damn". No sex or alcohol/smoking/drugs. There is a strong pacifist message, alongside ecology and feminism. Being a strong but kind-hearted young woman who makes sacrifices to bring peace between the warring nations and nature, Nausicaä is also a good role model. REVIEW: The movie that lead to the founding of acclaimed Studio Ghibli, "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" is a breathtakingly gorgeous sci-fi animation film, featuring more gene-manipulated monsters than your average Jurassic Park film, futuristic flying machines and colourfully mystical post-apocalyptic world. Joe Hisaishi's first film score is impressive, both classic and electronic, and reminds me of Michel Legrand's "Once Upon a Time... Space" score. Not to mention that unlike some other Ghibli films, this one doesn't have a slow start but jumps straight into the world of giant insects and toxic forests. Overall, "Nausicaä" is a must-see experience that keeps your eyes on the screen until the credits have rolled and the beautifully optimistic "The End" screen has faded to black.

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age 9+

Naussicaa Is Awesome

Naussicaa is the ultimate peace keeper. She will do what ever it takes to keep her people safe without harming others. Even if it means she might get harmed. The violence in this movie is the main thing. Lots of fighting. There is some blood but, it works with the story. Excellently story and characters. Hope you enjoy!

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age 10+

A science fantasy masterpiece.

I hold this masterpiece with the highest praise I can possible for an animated movie. With a strong cast, positive messages, and an engrossing fantasy world, there is no reason you shouldn't treat your kids to this movie. It's obvious that the people making the movie and the people responsible for dubbing it loved it. I have no doubt. On a secondary note, I would also advise reading the manga version for an even larger world. However, the manga is Hayao Miyazaki's darkest work as of yet with horrifying implications and character deaths not seen in the film. Both are great, but just know what you're getting into when reading the manga.

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age 9+

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age 9+

My Favorite Movie of All Time

This is an amazing movie! Some people will probably be sceptical because it's animated, I know some people that were, but don't let that fool you! Nausicca is a great role model, and there are many strong, environmental messages, which makes it a great pick for older kids, as younger kids might not get the full picture. There is definitely some violence, but it's not over-done or particularly bloody, as most of it is more along the lines of fire and explosions than lots of blood, though knives and guns are seen and used a few times. Personally, I found the creatures kind of cute, but they are giant bugs, which might freak out younger children. All in all, this is not a movie to miss! Four stars, CSM?! Oh, well. If you are debating whether to see this, you definitely should see it! See it if you aren't really interested too, you won't regret it!

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