The sky crawlers

The sky crawlers

Sukai kurora

DVD - 2009 | Japanese
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The sky crawlers are young fighter pilots that have been genetically designed to live forever. Dogfight warfare is their game and they live their lives to the fullest until they are shot down and reproduced. Fearless teenage pilot Yuichi's curiosity is at a peak as he struggles to find his missing past while his beautiful commander Suito is reluctant to discuss the fate of the pilot he is replacing.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009.
ISBN: 9781435966260
1435966260
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Oshii, Mamoru
Mori, Hiroshi 1957-
Alternative Title: Sukai kurora [dvd]

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milirick
Apr 07, 2019

Bit of a strange film. The mix of CGI with traditional animation was a bit annoying. The story is an alternative universe tale which is a bit disjointed, jarring and although intended the result makes for a slow plodding affair. Just make sure to keep watching for the Easter egg at the end.

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OpusTheFowl
Aug 23, 2015

I had high hopes for SC but it was very, very slow, confusing and a bit of a waste of time. From what I hear, unless you have read the books, you're going to really be a bit lost (as I was) as there isn't a lot of depth to this...even at 2hrs long.

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SelectorLIX
Aug 15, 2015

The Sky Crawlers is a film with beautiful animation, and the story is amazing, as well. At first, you think you get the plot, but then more is revealed as you watch. But with it's psychologic storyline, you could say it's like a conspiring loop...

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marx_bro
Apr 13, 2015

Less dialogue - more aerial combat please.

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Biblos
Sep 06, 2013

You have to really be into science fiction, existentialism, and Japanese No Theater to understand this film. The photo-realistic air combat is state-of-the-art animation and visually makes this movie. The story of the Killdren is touching and their seemingly pointless existence underscores the pointlessness of their war. The Japanese theme of the rebellious son surfaces at the climax of the film.

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magnesium12
May 18, 2013

I love anime, and this movie is no exception.

The movie is 121 minutes long. That means that I spent 121 minutes wondering what was going on.

Deep is good. But I was expecting more of a 'Top Gun' kind of action flick. No biggie.

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cdmulholland
Mar 24, 2012

Found it overly slow. Some great visuals, but I really didn't like it that much in the end. Maybe I'm out of touch with some anime...

bibliophile80 Sep 11, 2011

I really enjoyed this one ! It is well drawn, has a pretty good story line and is visually mesmerizing, especially the planes flying high in the sky having battles.

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Sep 17, 2012

SlenderManTheMovie thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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