Mononoke Hime

I just got around to seeing this. It was a great movie, and I’m really impressed with Miyazaki. Everything I’ve seen by him has been superb. Mononoke Hime is about the interaction between humans and nature. The humans are destroying the forest and killing animals in their search for iron, which angers the gods, giant, powerful animals. When a being gets corrupted by hatred, it turns into a demon. After one young boy slays a demon, he too begins to turn into one and must travel far in an attempt to stop it.
The movie had a great plot, animation, and sound. I also thought that the characters were excellent. There was no “bad” guy, just a lot of beings doing what they thought was best for them. Mononoke Hime contains many interesting creatures as well, just as many other works by this director do.