The film fell a little flat for me…
The Wind Rises was a gorgeous film as far as animation standards go, Miyazaki does not disappoint there. Unfortunately this film bored me to tears. The English dubbing didn’t help with Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing his voice work like he is giving a speech on the economies of the ancient worlds… he just sounded bored and in turn bored me.
I did find the different airplane designs interesting but I was wishing for more of Miyazaki’s fantasy elemements to show up. I’m sorry to say, without those his films just don’t seem as good. Although, even Castle in the Sky had fantasy elements and that one was a snooze as well. I still love Miyazaki, but maybe he shouldn’t have wasted his time on this one.
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The Wind Rises (2013)