Monday, July 11, 2011

Space Battleship Yamato

Growing up I enjoyed watching cartoons. There was one, an adaption of a Japanese animation, called Starblazers. The original anime was actually a prime time show and not necessarily meant for kids. It was chopped up, much like G-Force, and presented as a kids show but it still had a level of grit and maturity that you didn't see in Western cartoons back then.

As a kid I always wondered what it would look like if they made it into a live action movie. If they COULD make it into a live action movie. Well they can and did. It was released last year as Space Battleship Yamato.

I enjoyed the movie. The CGI and special effects were great.The acting was good. The story followed the original series with some changes. Since it is a movie and not a multi-episode TV series they couldn't spend as much time on the different characters. The main focus is on the character we knew in Starblazers as Derek Wildstar. The enemy, the Gamilons, were changed too. The doctor was female but still loved Sake. Regardless of these changes they didn't hurt the storyline. All in all it was a good watch.

Stig and I were talking about the movie a little while ago and he made a statement I totally agree with. The most disappointing things was that the alien device (or alien itself) only ripped off the female leads spacesuit and left the rest of her clothes intact. ;)

1 comment:

  1. I didn't go in for too much anime, as it wasn't invented when I was watching cartoons. I was a Bugs Bunny boy.
    But I enjoyed the movie, except when that alien device forgot to take all of the lead actress' clothes off.
    Stupid alien device!