Chris Hanna

The Wind Rises

Japanese animation titan Hayao Miyazaki’s reported final film The Wind Rises is a heck of a way to bow out for the filmmaker whose credits include My Neighbour TotoroHowl’s Moving CastlePrincess Mononoke and Oscar winner Spirited Away.

The Wind Rises is nominated in this year’s animated film Oscar race. While it’s not a straight-up children’s film in the same way Frozen or Despicable Me 2 are, it’s kid-friendly. The best way I can describe The Wind Rises is that it’s a (superb) period drama that happens to be (gorgeously) animated.

We meet Jiro Horikoshi (voiced in the English-dubbed version by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the Japanese designer of WWII fighter planes, as a young boy in a Japanese grade school. He’s studious and well liked and even stands up for a student being bullied. He’s a boy who does the right thing, even when his face pays the…

View original post 344 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s