Impressions: The Sky Crawlers

Finally it’s out. Watched this movie and I have to say it wasn’t what I expected, LOL.

First of all, for those looking forward to the movie because “it has awsum dogfights”, be prepared to be disappointed. Action definitely wasn’t a big part of this movie. Granted it has some pimpin’ dogfights, but it doesn’t tie in really well to the story for me.

On the other hand, the focus of the movie seems more on the suffering that the “Kildren” in the story go through, personified by Kusanagi Suito, who turns out to be a much more likable than I initially expected from the trailers. Her character portrays the mental anguish and confusion that the Kildren go through, being “immortal” people who are permanently “stuck” in time. I still don’t really like the style of Mamoru Oishii’s eyes for her though.

That said, I’ve gotta rewatch the movie with proper subs though. I have to admit it’s hard to get some of the more technical stuff in the movie. Overall, I can say I liked it enough to give it another round of watching. At least I didn’t fall asleep every 15 mins as when I was watching GitS:Innocence, LOL.

6 Comments

  1. omo Said,

    February 27, 2009 @ 5:00 am

    I hope you piratey guys have good quality rips, because it was breathtakingly gorgeous when I saw it in theaters.

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    February 27, 2009 @ 10:55 am

    You don’t have to worry about that. The Blu-Ray is out. It’s pretty gorgeous. I can attest to that.

  3. Kherubim Said,

    February 27, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

    Does it suffer from the cod philosophy/political science which Oshii tries to dump on the viewer like his other shows?

  4. whitezero Said,

    February 28, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

    “That said, I’ve gotta rewatch the movie with proper subs though. I have to admit it’s hard to get some of the more technical stuff in the movie. Overall, I can say I liked it enough to give it another round of watching. At least I didn’t fall asleep every 15 mins as when I was watching GitS:Innocence, LOL.”
    haha i’m glad that i wasn’t the only one who almost sleep watching innocence.

  5. Impressions on Sky Crawlers - When They Yawn | Jinx! Said,

    March 12, 2009 @ 2:49 am

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  6. Parka Said,

    March 23, 2009 @ 12:03 am

    Definitely will be getting the Blu-ray

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