Matchup of the Day: The Professional vs. My Neighbor Totoro

Chad Hoolihan

Having no affiliation with any spiritual or philosophical movements, Chad instead attempts to find meaning through watching movies.  He also enjoys  watching birds fight over food in supermarket parking lots.

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2 Responses

  1. ItsaMeRBN says:

    If you look at the comparison of these two films (both of which are in my Top 5) WITHOUT the ‘Totoro’ is Death fan theory, this doesn’t hold water. The link between Totoro and Leon is better when you compare their mindset with the outside world. Both Leon and Totoro are older than the supporting characters, yet both have a more infantile fixation with the world they exist in. Therefore, their contrast is more heart-warming and can be seen as a ‘Age =/=maturity’ moral. My two cents.

    • Chad Hoolihan says:

      I welcome any and all alternative interpretations of these matchups. Most of the time I pick them randomly or based on superficial similarities and go from there. I didn’t even know about the death theory when I started the article. Your take on it makes perfect sense.