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  • Summary: Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, isSomething bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young distraught teenage boy. While Arren may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Teru. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. She can use the boy's "fears" against the very one who would help him, Ged. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 75
    The Miyazaki legacy is in good hands.
  2. An odd little film that aims only to please itself.
  3. The sights and sounds are splendid--a lovingly hand-detailed portside city, a touching musical interlude in a windswept field--though they're largely disconnected from the narrative proper.
  4. This film is too scary for very young children, while older fans are likely to focus on the film not faring well in comparison to the elder Miyazaki's recent work.
  5. Feels a little like a science-fiction Sunday school pageant.
  6. An artistically arresting yet narratively lame and strangely unfocused cartoon aimed at older children and young adults.
  7. Earthsea seems to be a stupendously dull place. It would try the patience of any kid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    I don't understand why some people think this is the worst Ghibli movie. It's just amazing!
    I certainly didn't failed to entertain me.
    I
    I don't understand why some people think this is the worst Ghibli movie. It's just amazing!
    I certainly didn't failed to entertain me.
    I think Hayao's son has a great future ahead in animation.
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  2. Sep 21, 2012
    10
    I have never been more shocked at both the user and critic reviews on metacritic. Without going into all the reasons I love this movie, II have never been more shocked at both the user and critic reviews on metacritic. Without going into all the reasons I love this movie, I love this movie. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2013
    9
    Visually This Film Is Perfect... Some Parts Of The Movie Didn't Really Belong.. But Tales From Earthsea Is One Of Best Animated Films Of 2009Visually This Film Is Perfect... Some Parts Of The Movie Didn't Really Belong.. But Tales From Earthsea Is One Of Best Animated Films Of 2009 Despite Critic's! Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2014
    8
    Contos de Terramar não ruim só mal compreendido. Acho que esse um dos motivos por boa parte não ter gostado gerando uma mal visão sobre umaContos de Terramar não ruim só mal compreendido. Acho que esse um dos motivos por boa parte não ter gostado gerando uma mal visão sobre uma boa obra. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2010
    7
    A good start for the son of Hayao, the film is nicely drawn and it's certainly entertaining enough. The problem lays with the story, itA good start for the son of Hayao, the film is nicely drawn and it's certainly entertaining enough. The problem lays with the story, it doesn't make sense. It tends to go off subject and becomes a dull, 'seen it before' fantasy based upon dragons. I did love the song that was written for the film, the song "Teru No Uta" is beautifully made and sang. Overall, it's not everyone 's cup of tea and it's wasn't my favourite Studio Ghibli film. Expand
  6. Jul 5, 2013
    6
    "Tales from Earthsea" is once again, wonderfully animated by Ghibli, and despite its usage of violence and finess lacking and its confusing"Tales from Earthsea" is once again, wonderfully animated by Ghibli, and despite its usage of violence and finess lacking and its confusing plot elements, its rather not that bad. While it's not as warming other Ghibli movies, it still conveys enough action that it's not considered bad. Expand
  7. Jun 12, 2014
    1
    Wow - definitely not in the same league as his father. It's a little sad that Ursula Guin gave permission thinking H Miyazaki would directWow - definitely not in the same league as his father. It's a little sad that Ursula Guin gave permission thinking H Miyazaki would direct and then it was handed to his son. Really pretty disloyal to the books - Better if you had never read them as the movie essentially contains the names of the same characters but the details and characteristics are all changed as if G Miyazaki never read the books to prepare.

    Even if you throw out the connection to U Guin's amazing series the movie is still boring and reorts to cheap violence. Probably not very good for young kids unlike all the other really great Ghibli releases...

    Pass this turd up!
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