Weird/interesting story beats.
It’s definitely an art film and not a typical studio ghibli thing.
People are probably flocking to see this due to the ghibli connection but have real expectations. This movie was co-produced and Isao worked on it, not Hayao. So keep that in mind.
It was beautiful and definitely helps watching it in the theatre because there IS NO DIALOGUE. If you watch it at home, this probably will be very easily tuned out or watched while multi-tasking, and you’ll lose out if you do that so don’t.