|Quoting ardian (Reply 1):|
Indeed it's a breathtaking movie. It's sad that it's Hayao Miyazaki's final film, but he sure created something spectacular. It's beyond me why this gem was surpassed by Frozen for an academy award.
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):|
Well he did win one for "Spirited Away".
|Quoting ardian (Reply 5):|
The attention to detail is immaculate though and you really catch a glimpse of the designing process from the planes.
|Quoting ardian (Reply 5):|
I think I catch your drift cjg225 with your feeling that something is off about the movie. I love it though, but the focus of this movie really lies on the character development. It's quite... 'Asian' (well ofcourse it is), but as a matter of fact; in Japanese cinema, a lot of effort is put in smaller (and normally for western audience more 'insignificant') details. The romance, wedding, despair; building it up definitely takes quite some time and even I had the feeling that the movie lost some of its momentum. Personally I wouldn't consider this an ultimate 'aviation themed' movie, but more a coming of age story which is situated in the world of aviation. The attention to detail is immaculate though and you really catch a glimpse of the designing process from the planes.
|Quoting Newark727 (Reply 6):|
It's very good. Also very long.
|Quoting Newark727 (Reply 7):|
All the machines in the movie - small steamboats, locomotives, cars - are animated with real love and attention to detail
|Quoting cedarjet (Reply 9):|
I don't think it's that long by contemporary standards at bang on two hours, shorter than most films these days (e.g. to look at couple of recent franchise blockbusters, Hunger Games Catching Fire is 2h30 and Transformers Age Of Extinction is a butt-numbing 2h45m - have you noticed that films are generally getting longer? 1984 comedy gem This Is Spinal Tap is 1h20m!)
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos