“Howl’s Moving Casle” (2004 Film)  » Movies  »
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  • I think that this movie is a great family friendly film that children and adults can enjoy watching
  • The ending of this movie was so moving and beautiful that I know I will watch this film again even though I already know all of the secret details and what will become of Sophie and Howl’s love
  • I don’t want to give too much of the story away, but I will say that this is a film that I believe many people can enjoy and be swept away by not only the ending but the chances and struggles the characters overcome in getting there
  • I have not seen this movie being sold in many stores, but the best bet you would have in finding it would be a video rental store, or a movie and music store like and FYE

    • by Susanna Frank
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      Recently I watched a Japanese animation cartoon director by Hayao Miyazaki called “Howl’s Moving Castle”. My younger brother is into these sorts of films and I have to admit that they are very intriguing and entertaining to watch as well, and Hayao Miyazaki is also an excellent director who knows how to keep the viewers interested every step of the movie. I think that this movie is a great family friendly film that children and adults can enjoy watching.

      This movie is about a girl, Sophie, who not at all confident in herself and acts as though she is years beyond her age. She lives at home with her mother and runs the family hat shop, she is reserved and


      accepting of her mundane life, though it was clear that she was unhappy with it. There is a wizard who comes through town, Howl, and he is feared and yet loved by town as being mysterious and grand. He travels in an enchanted moving castle, that is not really a castle at all from the outside but a clunking and rusty moving pile of scrap metal. Sophie meets him one day while being harassed by two soldiers on her way home, and Howl stands up for her, he flies her home and then is not seen of anymore. Upon returning home, Sophie meets an evil witch, the Witch of the Waste, who gets angry at her after Sophie does not allow her to enter the hat shop since it is closed. She curses Sophie and turns her into an old woman, and while trying to find a witch or wizard to help to break the curse, she travels to the mountains where the witches and wizards can be found. She finds Howl, and under the pretense of being a house keeper, she gets a job at his moving castle where she meets a little boy who also works for him and a fire demon who is connecting to Howl in a surprising way. During this journey, Howl grows as a man thank to Sophie’s love and support, and Sophie returns to her youthful self, realizing that she is ...

      beautiful and learns to not be so self conscious.

      The ending of this movie was so moving and beautiful that I know I will watch this film again even though I already know all of the secret details and what will become of Sophie and Howl’s love. For me, this movie spoke of the power that love can have on two people who haven’t really reached their full potential yet. The characters in the movie help one another evolve and become better people and are therefore able to live happily ever after. Also, I can’t deny that I didn’t love the magic behind this film, the witches and her evil spells, and Howl and his magic that seemed to

      be so mesmerizing I was at the edge of my seat wondering whether or not he would be alright in the end. I don’t want to give too much of the story away, but I will say that this is a film that I believe many people can enjoy and be swept away by not only the ending but the chances and struggles the characters overcome in getting there.

      Overall, this movie was very entertaining and I would rate it a 4 out of 5. I have not seen this movie being sold in many stores, but the best bet you would have in finding it would be a video rental store, or a movie and music store like and FYE.




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