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The Sky Crawlers 2008

  • Mamoru Oshii
  • August 2, 2008
  • 121 mins
  • Japanese
  • Action, Adventure, Animation
Youngsters called Kildren, who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a war as entertainment, organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the reality they are faced with, they live their day-to-day lives to the full.


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This could've been just as good if it only were 20 minutes long, honestly. Everything just took too long, the characters are plain braindead, and the story isn't that good either. The only positive things I can list are that they've drawn the planes rather OK, plus the cover photo is pretty nice.

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Somewhere between unrealistic and surreal.

A war- meaning people are being killed- sponsored by the people for the people, all around the globe, immortal children(Kildren) vs. adults, fighting over nothing more than nothing in and around populated cities( yea, really!). Irrational, totally surreal- I just don't see the surreal logic in what the authors have made here.

Animation( ambiente/world)- nice!
Characters- unexciting, dull, robotic, vapid... simply boring.
The theme/world- interesting, exceptionally boring in its presentation.

Don't expcet to be welcomed with a "Hello, this is how the world looks like" intro. Whoever plans on watching it, simply DON'T or jump in without any expectations, prepared for the dullest experience in your life. You'll be left in the dark for quiet a while.

I didn't like it at all!

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