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” was a dream project for the great Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, and this gorgeous film makes a fine capstone for his career... See Full Review
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