Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds and far away to Endor College - a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and, when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right. Based on Mary Stewart's 1971 classic children's book "The Little Broomstick", "Mary and The Witch's Flower" is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy ...
To give context, I've watched all of studio Ghibli's movies (because this is what people are comparing this movie to) and enough hours of anime / animated movies and series to have several PhDs... That's probably not a good thing. Moving on...
The art is beautiful and the animations are amazing, sometimes reminding me of the old Disney style of animation.
The story and music are kind of where this movie falls short. The story is pretty predictable and the music is kind of generic but I still loved watching this.
This movie definitely doesn't deserve a grade under 7. If you loved the stuff by studio Ghibli, then you'll love this. It's as simple as that so go watch it.
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