Miyazaki’s movies continually astound me.  “Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro” was a gripping movie because there was action around every corner.  It was amazing how he made a couple of thieves the good guys in this movie when the bad guy was someone who made fake money.  They both had similar gigs but their motivations were different so that is why they were at odds with one another.
In “Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro” the story begins with two thieves running off with some money they stole from a casino but they quickly find out that the money is fake.  Then they find a new adventure when they see a woman being chased by four men.  They save her from the men but for only a moment and they find a ring that she lost.  Cagliostro’s Castle is where the woman is taken and they intend to investigate why.  They then find that the castle has a fake money printer for the whole world’s currency so they try and save the girl while foiling the money-making schemes of Cagliostro.
This movie probably wouldn’t be the best film for children to watch because it’s about thievery.  There are also curse words, scenes of gambling, smoking, and other adults themes.  I enjoyed this movie though because there was never a dull moment.  It also had a good story about how even a thief could be moral.

-Matt Ellis-