The Wind Rises
Ged wrote:Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises. About a young engineer who is too near-sighted to be a pilot who then goes on to design the Japanese Zero fighter plane.
Lots of insight into engineering culture and pre-war Japan. Most notable were the Great Kantō earthquake scenes which are utterly brilliantly done.
. I absolutely loved it. This is a story of following your passion, along with falling in love.
The animation is hand-done, which brings a certain "feel" to the movie that can't be replicated in CGI. This movie deserves it's accolades for visual quality.
The movie was produced in Japanese. For an animated film, it shouldn't be all that difficult to overlay spoken English. Or so I thought until I watched the bonus feature "Behind the Microphone." Trying to lip-sync Japanese with English turned out to be incredibly difficult to do. The fact that they made the experience watchable without subtitles is a credit to the production team and the voice actors.
To some, the glass is half full. To others, the glass is half empty. To an engineer, it's twice the size it needs to be.