THE WIND RISES (New York Film Festival, New York, New York USA 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Stars ìììì

The Wind Rises
becomes one of the best of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated creative endeavors. It tells the story of a young Japanese engineer who wishes to build airplanes, his disappointments as some of his models fail testing, and his concern that his successful models are used in warfare. It is an interestingly written script that explores personal relationships, otherworldly experiences, and the connectedness of everything.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia

Additional Thanks

This is absolutely a Great Work for Director Hayao Miyazaki. A superlative thank you to Executive Producer Frank Marshall, Producer Geoffrey Wexler, and Co-Producer Robyn Klein for making the film possible. Thank you to Music Composer Joe Hisaishi for the musical score. Casting voices include: Honjo (John Krasinski), Nahoko Satomi (Emily Blunt), Jiro Horikoshi (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Kurokawa (Martin Short), Caproni (Stanley Tucci), Hattori (Mandy Patinkin), Castorp (Werner Herzog), Kayo Horikoshi (Mae Whitman), and Mrs. Kurokawa (Jennifer Grey).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film has wonderful animation, a really awesome script that tells a wonderful story.

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