Growing up, kids always have movies that stick with them until they grey. Me, I wasn't too interested in movies. I saw the blockbusters when they came to the local theatre, but it's hard to get the excitement or the immersive feeling of being in another world from films like Scary Movie II. It just doesn't happen, and it wasn't until I turned 16 that I saw a film called My Neighbor Totoro, and it was one of the first movies I saw and felt really good in just watching it.
I always remember the film in retrospect as being vibrant and brimming with lively music; nothing but visual chaos that easily translates into a certain overwhelming ecstasy for the viewer. But, uh, I watched it again recently, and it's pretty dull in terms of saturation. Scenes are generally long, giving it a drawn-out feel at first, but really it's just a more realistic pace. Life doesn't happen as quickly as it seems to in a Hollywood film. So neither of those memories of the movie are technically true, but I think what the movie lacks in terms of overwhelming visual stimuli, it maintains a similar feeling as a result of its style.