Sometimes people say they like something only because everyone else likes something.
I realize that its cool to say you like Miyzaki films. I, actually, have not seen very much of his work, and have resisted watching his movies simply because I didn't want to jump onto the Miyazaki band wagon. It's ridiculous thinking, I know. So when "Ponyo" came out with an all star cast of actors (who probably, theselves, have never seen a Miyazaki film) I was once again turned off. So last night, finding myself with nothing to do, I watched "Ponyo".....and really liked it...I dare say I loved it. I'll admit I did not get the story too well, it was quite odd, but the animation was beautiful. What I loved most about this film was Miyazaki's attention to insignificant things, small out of the way things that one wouldn't think should be at all important. It seriously moved along like a strange dream, focusing on something, pulling back and then focusing on something else.
So there it is, I like Miyazaki. I'm curious what you all thought of it and other Miyazaki films.