Monday Movie Review – Rio 2

Movie Rating ♥♥♥ (5/5) Movie Trailer Posted below (I feel like it has been a long time since I saw a movie that was bad.)

This is a very cute movie.  We really enjoyed it.  Rio 2 had my little guy stopped in his tracks quite a few times.  He also danced to the party scenes.  I loved how it brings in topics like family and discrimination without being overly obvious. I have not seen the first Rio so I can not compare them.  I wonder if that would taint how wonderful I think this film was. The movie is as cute as the trailer.

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Monday Movie Review – The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises – Brought to you by Studio Ghibli

Movie Rating ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5) Movie Trailer Posted below.

The Wind Rises is a wonderful movie.  Even though it is a fictional biography of Jiro Horikoshi it kept some of the fundamental facts right.  The designs in the movie that Jiro would dream of are based on the life Jiro’s first prototype design of the Mitsubishi A5M.  The movie glorified his young years leaving out the parts where he was sick for long periods of time.  He was survived by 5 children and the movie led the audience to believe that his wife left him and he did not have children.

It pulled together his young life in a nice fictional way.  I liked how there wasn’t one dull moment or a moment that would leave the audience hanging.  I expect nothing less than a superb movie from Studio Ghibli and they delivered.  It was better than the trailer made me believe it was going to be.  Call me a sap but there were parts I cried.