The Wind Rises2014
The Wind Rises (2014)
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as Jirô Horikoshi (Japanese language version)
as Jirô Horikoshi
as Nahoko Satomi
as Naoko Satomi (Japanese language version)
as Honjô (Japanese language version)
as Kayo Horikoshi
as Kurokawa (Japanese language version)
as Mrs. Kurokawa
as Hattori (Japanese language version)
as Mitsubishi Employee
as Young Jirô
as Young Nahoko
as Castorp (Japanese language version)
as Flight Engineer
as Kurokawa's Wife (Japanese language version)
as Young Kayo
as Jirô's Mother
as Satomi (Japanese language version)
as Caproni (Japanese language version)
as Kayo Horikoshi (Japanese language version)
as Jirô's Mother (Japanese language version)
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Critic Reviews for The Wind Rises
I don't doubt the sincerity of Miyazaki's pacifism but I'm appalled by his abstract vision. Like, how many tens or hundreds of thousands of real people in Asia and the Pacific were de-animated thanks to [Jiro] Horikoshi's dreams?
A beautiful--and now Oscar-nominated--swan song from Miyazaki, The Wind Rises is a breathtaking ode to what is and what could be.
It's Miyazaki's most atypical cartoon, yet it might be his most personal self-representation, a portrait of the artist as a myopic dreamer.
Jiro thankfully finds time to create an achingly romantic subplot with his love (Emily Blunt), who is gently waning away from TB.
Audience Reviews for The Wind Rises
Miyazaki's farewell is this lyrical, more adult and very personal project that, though technically splendid and paying an incredible attention to details, may be more appealing to himself as an artist than to most people, with also too many dream scenes that make it feel a bit repetitive.
A aeronautical engineer dreams of building the perfect plane. Slow and meandering, this film's central conflict is more technical than human, more a matter of engineering, an aspect into which the audience has no reference, than universal. While there are some sections in which we get fine interpersonal conflicts, the majority of the film involves Jiro conversing with his dream characters, and there's little to stand in the way of the love plot, thus little source for conflict. Many critics have written about the film's beauty, and I can't see what they're referring to. Many times I thought that the film didn't take advantage of all the creative liberties that animation could allow. Overall, when characters' central conflicts relate to their jobs, the audience must be able to participate in the suspense, and that's not the case with The Wind Rises.
'The Wind Rises'. I'm left feeling like I'm mourning something beautiful. The animation is uniquely magical, with its painted backgrounds, sense of motion and emotion. The sound design is to be noted. Miyazaki's words are pure poetry at times. The romance, up there with the best this year. "Hikoki-Gumo", the song that plays over the end credits, couldn't be any more perfect, sealing the melancholy of the prior 20 minutes right in. Minor pacing issues keep it from being flawless.