Inspired by the aesthetics of design and the freedom of flying, Jiro Horikoshi pursues a life dedicated to the creation of a beautiful aircraft. He labors from his childhood, filled with dreams of engineering, to adulthood as he creates an elegant, flightworthy plane—the Mitsubishi A6M Zero—that eventually is used for something quite different than he expected: war.
Story | 8/10
Fast-paced telling of a story that emphasizes the significance of dreams. "The Wind Rises" also leaves one in awe of the technological development of Tokyo, Japan during World War II. Though I found some parts of the story could have been a little further elaborated, the film itself is still a masterfully told tale. The story of "The Wind Rises" takes place during... read more
I saw this movie in theaters when it came out. It is the first and last Miyazaki film that I've ever seen in theaters, and I found it to be one of the best films he's ever made. Of course, all of his movies are wonderful, but this is a masterpiece. I love the storytelling, animation, music, characters, pacing, color palates, and voice acting. Every scene that transformed into a dream took my breath away... read more