So today’s Amazon Gold Box is filled with discounts on Studio Ghibli movies, which is great if your kids are like mine and think these are the greatest films ever made.
Personally, my kids made me watch Ponyo and I spent half the movie yelling at the screen. Because this fish becomes a person? And eats ham? And a single mom says to her 5-year-old “Oh hey, there’s a huge storm coming, so I am going to go back down the mountain to what will probably be my death, but you just hang out here, okay? Okay.” And then the kids just go tooling around in a motorboat. Nothing about this movie made any sense to me. I wanted to call CPS, but the whole fish-that-became-a-girl thing seemed like it would be hard to explain.
If you’re better at suspending your disbelief than I am, though, this might be a good deal for you.