Friday, December 17, 2010
Anime Movie: Nausicaa: of the Valley of the Wind
The story revolves around Nausicaa a smart and beautiful girl, whom loves nature animals and all people. Nausicaa and her people live in a valley which has the purest air, which is needed because most of the world has developed a toxic forest that even the air in it is very toxic.
Nausicaa studies the plants and giant insects to see why their so toxic. She has in her house the most toxic of plants with the purest water and soil, finding out the jungle isn't toxic, its actually absorbing the toxins we put into the earth and the bugs are protecting the forest.
As usual humans wan't to destroy something that they don't understand, there is war going on between 2 countries. Their fighting over a ancient weapon, a giant robot that can burn everything in its path and there going to use it on the forest and other counties.
Nausicaa ends up stopping the fight but already the plan went out, they were going to use a baby insect to make the rest go wild and leave the forest, to kill everyone in the other cities. Nausicaa sacrifices herself in front of the animals and it calms the beasts so they go back to the forest. there was a ancient story of a man in blue that walked in a field of gold, that a old woman told; that was passed down from her family. SPOILER: Nausicaa in the end is wearing blue, and the insects lift her and are mourning her, there feelers are golden, Nausicaa awakens walking on the feelers, making it look like the golden field.
This is one of Miyazaki's older films and is one of his greatest about how use humans need to take care of the earth and wild life, or there will be consequences. next blog i'll talk about Castle in the Sky which has a lot of the same themes.