If you are singaporean, for pete’s sake, DON’T WATCH IT unless you can be like my friend and I where we just freaking lol-ed at most scenes and well, face-palmed. This will be a brief, disoriented, midnight mishmash cooked spoiler free thoughts of the movie.
So our dear odex in Singapore managed to somehow convince sunrise to bring this over to Singapore for a limited screening in small theatres simultaneously with the premiere in Japan. Yes, the same odex which pawned many anime fans in Singapore for illegal downloading for fines of 4 digits figures. Well, for SGD$13 per ticket for a 2 hour anime movie, what’s there to lose? So I went and caught it with a friend
I am not going to spoil anyone here but you can do it yourself here if you really can’t wait.
Here’s a brief summary and impression of how the story went without spoilers
2 years later, standard reintroduction of characters shown here and there, working, working, shooting a few free frags mobile suits, basically everyone doing nothing that advances the plot.
Get trolled by sunrise for a while (you will know what I mean when you watch it)
Suspense is built up.
Everyone is scratching their heads.
Eager for next few scenes.
Rollercoaster ride. Mostly downwards.
(Not so) Climatic clash between ________ and _______
And finally: WTF end. Yes, it is WTF. Like the scriptwriters all went get drunk, threw out their ideas, combined a bit of everything, submitted it to an equally drunk producer who approves it and we get the movie. Every single viewer in the theatre gave the WTF look with some giving it audibly too. It is different from the WTF from the end of code geass season one, no that was pure classic WTF. This is a WTF WHAT SH!T IS THIS? It wasn’t one off, according to a friend, it was true for him last week too so well, I’m not alone. Once again, fellow Singaporeans and in future, dear americans, if you get the chance to watch it free, go ahead, pay for it? Nah, save it.
After credits, brief flashback to the genius visionary who started and prepared for it all. Purely from a scientific point of view, he is a genius. And then 100 years later after the clash. Yet another WTF moment.
Did I mention love is in the air? And no surprise really, cockroach survives again, not by his will. Some live some die but overall, please just leave your brain switched off when you start watching because you really don’t need it. Heck, I might not like Gundam 00 Season 2 that much but it sure feels better than this movie.
To give it credit, you do get all the fireworks and explosions and lots of mobile suits if that’s the ONLY thing you are concerned about but be warned: it will be something along the lines of Transformers 2 movie, fast paced, messy and just full of explosions. Come to think of it, the accompanying music and soundtracks are quite appropriate, the original soundtrack is out, you can find it on megaupload. In the end, although the plot is seriously screwed up, at least in terms of trashy and cheesy scenes to laugh, there are much to go around for a good laugh. So! Will I watch it again? Maybe once and that’s it since I would like to pause and look at some photos in the show, some faces just flashed too fast to be caught. Too many gundams appear so much so I just gave up trying to match the names of the gundam with the gundam itself.
Setsuna, the silent meister with his 0000.
On a sidenote, I finished watching Eden of the East Movie 2 Lost paradise which wrapped up the whole Eden of the East series and I love it. It’s probably being blogged to death (I didn’t check) so unless someone desperately wants a review, I most likely wont’t blog it.