Mononoke gets better each time I watch it. It is time for a revisit. I'm thinking of a chapter-by-chapter Miyazaki marathon.
It did not hold up for me AT ALL. Maybe it's because I watched the English dub this time (or because I was showing it to my wife, which always puts a little more pressure on the movie to be engaging), but I thought it was dreary and boring as hell, with no good characters and a lot of mystical mumbo-jumbo that felt like it was being made up on the spot. To be honest, we ended up fast-forwarding through the last 50 minutes because neither of us gave a damn. There were a few good bits and I liked some of the creatures, but I had a hard time feeling the same love I did 15 years ago. I still love Spirited Away
, probably because it has a much more playful vibe.