Sukai Kurora (The Sky Crawlers) (2008)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
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Release Date: Aug 2, 2008 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 1,919
This sci-fi tinged, full-length anime feature opens on a peaceful future, where Earth has left the violent conflicts of war in the past. Human nature still craves the clash of battle, however, so private companies now stage "war as entertainment," creating fictional wars for ordinary people to read about in the paper. These companies call exclusively on the services of young people known as Kildren. One such Kildren - a young man named Yuichi - has been newly assigned to a base in the fictional
Aug 2, 2008 Wide
May 26, 2009
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The aerial action has been carefully crafted for excitement and offer impressive scenes of skylines full of fighter planes: the mix of CGI and 2D animation give depth and a gloss that would make Michael Bay proud.
If you're unfamiliar with the delights of anime, I wouldn't start with this one. But fans will adore it.
If at times too opaque for its own good, The Sky Crawlers is nonetheless a dark, engagingly surreal thought-provoker animated with Oshii's customary grace and flair.
If you're prepared to meet the film halfway, you'll find it an engaging, spectacular and thought- provoking experience.
The Sky Crawlers is Oshii's finest film since 2001's underrated Avalon and his best animé since the original Ghost in the Shell.
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