Movies For Gamers: Princess Mononoke (1997)

Movies For Gamers is a section of where we post and discuss a trailer for a classic cult movie. The movies we select will hopefully be movies that gamers will love too. And of course, if you haven’t seen it, we’ll give you a link to get it.

For some, all that needs to be said about this anime film is Hayao Miyazaki. While it is true that he is a great creator and pretty much everything he’s made is good, it doesn’t tell you just why Princess Mononoke is a great film. Princess Mononoke tells the story of a prince who has been cursed by a demon while he was in a battle. The movie has a mythology to it with massive creatures of the forest serving as gods. Manmade metal things are treated as evil by the animals, particularly weapons like guns. The prince encounters various gods and befriends a human who was raised by the forest. The movie finishes big and features some of the most stunning animation ever made.

Sadly a video game was never made for Princess Mononoke. It is adored by anime fans for both its story and excellent art. Gamers will appreciate the scale of creatures in the film and journey involved. Both action packed and mystifying, Princess Mononoke is highly recommended.

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