Easily the most mature movie Miyazaki has created, Princess Mononoke is an epic without equal in the animation genre and one of the greatest fantasy films in general. The characters are surprisingly complex as are the themes of the story. The animation is top notch for the years of it's release and holds up great even now, while the music score is nothing sort of outstanding. A timeless classic for sure.
Princess Mononoke is one of Miyazaki's most violent movies. The film's great animation and easy messaging work in it's favor, but dull pacing ultimately makes Princess Mononoke harder to enjoy than some of Gibili's other works.