The Sky Crawlers is about a pilot called Kannami who replaces a dead person's place in squadron and how their 'country'? is in war with another country. This review contains SPOILERS
The story was interesting when i read on MAL but when i watched it, the anime was very slow paced (2 hours long) with very few decent action scenes with most of them lasting only 1-3 minuntes long.
I wasen't expecting much from Production I.G since their art style is not to my taste, but the art for The Sky Crawlers was very dark themed just like all Production I.G animes. There were some that really
interested me such as the 3D CG was really well done but aside form that nothing much to really point out.
The OST was great, they played at the right OSTs at the right time fitting the mood for the anime
The characters for The Sky Crawlers were well developed showing their personalities, etc through the 2 hour film, but they mention characters into the anime without knowing what they look like or their personality making it really hard to show sympathy for them. Also the character delelopment was very slow paced as the Kannami sleeps with a girl (looks like they are going to get together) but ditches her for Kusanagi, making it feel like that bed scene wasen't even necessary to the anime.
The story was decent, the art was also decent, the characters were decent and the only thing i actually enjoyed were the OSTs. I didn't enjoy it as much as i expected
Overall this anime is decent, there was nothing enjoyable about this anime but if you like slow, long paced anime movies and don't care if (spoiler)
the main character dies feel free to watch
Wouldnn't recomend to people who think this is an action packed anime