Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"The Sky Crawlers" (2008)

This feature film is another depressing, yet beautiful anime. Pilots dogfight in a neverending war for reasons which become clear later in the film. Actually, a lot of things become clear way late in the film and you have to stick it out to finally understand what is going on. Who is the main pilot Kannami and what is his relationship to his commander Kusanagi? What are "kildren?" Upon second viewing, the answers become clearer, but I still have questions like who is the "Teacher?" Stay through the closing credits to get the full effect and a dash of hope.

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