The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Blu-ray release 2014-12-3) is an animated adaptation of a Japanese folklore.  A bamboo cutter finds a baby coming out of a bamboo, happily adopts her as his daughter and raises her to be a princess.  This becomes mildly tragic due to patriarchy.  This movie is universally loved by reviewers, but let me say something different.  I can recognize its drawings are charming in its own way, but I’m not especially thrilled by it.  The whole thing is too artsy for me, and its pacing is also slow.  While I understand the original folklore provided very little information about the place she really came from, I think this can be added to the movie to make the story more complete.

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