Written March 26, 2014
This movie was powerful. I loved the way they portrayed German & Japanese culture & I loved the story. Don't go unless you're willing to read an entire movie.. some people left the theater, probably because they didn't have much culture. it was pretty slow but I swooned for the animation/artwork. Jiro's journey was inspiring and I think anyone could relate to this movie.
Written March 19, 2014
Words cannot express just how magnificent Miyazaki's final full-length feature film was. It left me speechless and content with the work of Miyazaki. This film completes the collection that Studio Ghibli has brought into this world.
Written March 07, 2014
A beautiful film to look at but much longer than it needed to be. I'm not sure what the point is, but I know the director is a devoted pacifist.
Written April 04, 2014
Finally got to see it, since it was only playing 60 miles away. Was concerned to take my 8.5 year old due to the rating, but was pleasantly surprised. If you look past the smoking and the word "damn", it was worth it. My 8.5 year old has been a Studio Ghibli fan for several years. Some of the other films she hasn't been able to watch yet, but even with a PG-13 it was great! I'm glad I took my chances!
Written March 02, 2014
My 10YO daughter and I are huge fans of Miyazaki's movies, but we weren't sure what to expect after reading the synopsis of his final movie. We needn't have worried. It was a thought-provoking, stunning, funny, sad, beautiful triumph. It's definitely not for the little ones, though, and you might need to provide a bit of a history lesson regarding Japan and World War II after the movie is over. Still, it's a movie I'm still thinking about today and hoping to see again.