@setherial: I couldn't stand Ponyo either. Most of Miyazaki's films are accessible to children and adults. Ponyo was made for kids and it really shows, It just wasn't appealing to me.
How does it have a 92% on RT? To put that in perspective Nausicaa only has an 83%
A wee bit off topic... Am I the only one who likes Goro Miyazaki's Earth sea? Almost everyone I know who has seen that film loathed it. Am I weird for liking that film? Take note that I also am an Earthsea book lover so yeah I know the books are way better. But I still liked that film.
I finished Castle in the Sky a second time and realized that it and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind are in the same universe O___O hope Sheeta and Pazu weren't caught up in the 7 days of fire.
After watching Castle in the Sky I feel like my top Ghibli films have changed.
1. Princess Mononoke
2. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
3. Castle in the Sky
4. Spirited Away