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1.0 out of 5 stars If you're hard-core Manga then you'll love it., 26 Jan 2014
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This is, unfortunately, one of those Marmite movies; you either love it or hate it. If you're of the generation brought up on Manga/Anime, mech. vs monsters etc. then you'll love this big-budget homage to the genre. If however, like my wife and I, you have an abiding passion for science fiction but know nothing of this film's headline genre, then you're likely to be severely disappointed.

This, in my opinion, ridiculous film can be somewhat cynically summed up as follows:

Oh no! Godzilla and its chums are invading from a cross-dimensional rift in the Pacific Ocean floor. I know, lets build some huge man-shaped robot things that need two people to drive them, then beat up those naughty lizards with a bit of fisty-cuffs. That'll teach `em. Oh yes, we'd better make sure that our splendid robots don't sink when they have to fight in the sea. I suppose we should build an inadequate wall in a few places and make sure everyone shouts all of the time as well. Perhaps we should have a really annoying geeky double-act too, just for good measure.

Terrible acting, laughable script, non-existent plot, repetitive action sequences and shockingly fake accents; there is absolutely nothing to recommend this dross to anyone over the age of puberty. Don't be fooled into the old "we'll give it a go, it can't be that bad". It is - unless, of course, you're a die-hard Manga fan, in which case you'll love it!
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2014 17:21:05 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
Being over 60 and brought up on 1950s SF I will probably end up buying it, but that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the review. Truly funny and witty; 'make sure everyone shouts all of the time' I was chuckling over that.
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