"Castle in the Sky" is an epic fantasy anime by acclaimed director/writer Hayao Miyazaki. Like always, we have great visuals and an excellent plot.
We have a boy that does everything to prove his father did not lie, a girlfalling from the sky, a group of pirates and a mysterious villain of whom we don't know his identity. In the middle of the story is Laputa, a catle in the sky. The movie has a great soundtrack that fits perfectly with the striking pictures we see. We have some messages, too: fight for what you believe in. Everyone needs Planet Earth and without it we could not live.
Also, the seemingly tough pirates turn into friendly people when coming close to the two children.
Overall, a truly magical anime masterpiece that should be seen by everyone.
The movie, however, is intense and can be too much for younger audiences Throughout the movie there are scenes of shootings, that are more or less intense, depending on the situation.
Near the ending, a man threatens a young girl with a gun andpartly shoots off her hair (very intense). Also, near the ending, we see many apocalyptic images that can be too much for younger viewers.
After all, this is not the worst movie, though. It is not nearly as violent as "Princess Mononoke", but is more brutal than "Howl's Moving Castle". But tweens and up can handle it.