"I'd much rather be a pig than a fascist." This has always been one of my favorite Miyazaki movies. I love how it takes place in a magical realist version of 1920s Europe. It's so classy and romantic, and thrilling!
Perhaps not as jam packed in imagination and wonder as normal Miyazaki productions, it's still excellent. The plane battles are excellent, the theme of woman are just as good as (pig headed) men at work is done subtle and not over the top and apparently enough European history to make it relevant. The scene where Rosso survives the dog fight and sees the white band of planes reaching across the sky left me awe struck