Written May 06, 2015
At first when I went, I didn't think it was about anything natural. I thought it would be somewhat related to supernatural because the wind can not rise. In the end I really liked the movie though and there were parts that broke me to tears.
Written May 24, 2015
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 March 03, 2014
I wish the engagement were longer for this film. This is a wonderful addition to the Studio Ghibli family. The film moved everyone in the theater.
Written August 02, 2014
I loved The Wind Rises. A number of people here are getting upset over the fact that there is a lot of smoking going on - just get over it! The story was interesting, since I love planes, flying, and the WW II era. The art work is exceptional - I was constantly focussing on the backgrounds, the movement of the characters, the details, and I was very happy with the level of craftsmanship that went into the making of this film. Especially if you are a Studio Ghibi / Hayao Miyazaki fan, this film is well worth your time and money!
Written May 25, 2015
A sad and yet uplifting movie about a tumultuous time in Japan's past. A biographical piece. The artwork is classic Ghibli on par with Spirited Away. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Ghibli films.