Well, I loved the visuals on Howl's Moving Castle, but the anime cut half the plot out and rearranged the other half until it made no sense. The movie eliminated a third of the cast, switched the bad guy from one character to another, changed the entire nature and effects of the curse, and pulled the anti-war message out of nowhere. I just watch HMC for the prettiness of Howl and the hilarity of Calcifer.
I plan on seeing 9 when it's out. I'll prolly take the little ones with me and make a night out of it.