The Wind Rises Reviews
Wow, I thought the whole earthquake sequence was a terrible nightmare but I guess not. That was insane, the animation was fucking brilliant. Everything like turned sour all of a sudden, like they had just walked in to a bombed war zone. It's so heartwarming to see how caring and selfless Jiro was in helping out a couple of strangers.
It's very inspiring and motivating to see how passionate and determined Jiro is in wanting to build planes. He even dreams about accomplishing such feats. Reminds me a lot of myself and how I dream about my passions and music.
This is really good. Caproni tells Jiro in his dream, "Don't build planes for war, build them for people. To fly them across the world." And what's so impactful about this is that Jiro himself is experiencing times of war. So it was almost like Caproni was forewarning him of what's to come.
They really outdid themselves with the English dub voice actors. A well round of great actors. That big G38 plane was fucking insane. It's intersting how they chose mouth noises to make the sounds of the plane engines.
Even though this movie is during a time way in the past and in a place I've never been to in my life, this movie feels strangely familiar as if I can relate to it in some ways. Seeing how real there love is when he takes the train just to make sure she's ok, kind of moved me. Very sad, bittersweet how it ended.
Overall, the animation in this movie was flawless. So god dang smooth. It's a very bittersweet movie. Definitely Miyazaki's most mature and real movie. I enjoyed the hell out of it. I liked how Jiro dreamed a lot. It almost seemed like it was hard to tell what was dream and what was real. Very lovely movie.
Although Miyazaki's last picture isn't the imagination filled epic fantasy tale you'd expect, but rather something much more grounded, it's fitting and memorable nonetheless