It still holds up at being one of the more tolerable of video game adaptations. The PG-13 rating definitely held it back but goddamn that theme is killer
From its jazzy soundtrack to the trippy visuals or the Roald Dahl style of odd humor, Studio Ghibli’s first foray into 3D CG is a home run in my opinion. Also The Mandrake is by far the best character. This would've been a perfect 5 star if it wasnt so short and didn't abruptly end.