The Wind Rises
A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi (Hideaki Anno), whose storied career includes the creation of the A6M World War II fighter plane.
Release Date: February 14, 2014
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"The Wind Rises" covers a lot of ground but moves at a leisurely pace. At times the lush backgrounds and the static, two-dimensional cartoon characters seem at odds. Behind that visual tension, the movie's shifting sympathies seem to move uncertainly between good and evil, peace and war... See Full ReviewMarch 11th, 2014 · Details
THE WIND RISES is beautifully animated, especially when the hero reunites with the girl, and when he dreams about the beauty of airplanes. However, the movie becomes a very strange, and rather uncomfortable, salute to the “beauty” behind a war machine designed to take away people’s liberties rather than defend them. Also, the story meanders a bit. Thus, while one can admire some of the artistry in THE WIND RISES, the movie fails to be worthy of true commendation... See Full Review