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on 30 October 2016
Space Battleship YAMATO I rather enjoyed it. It's actually based on an old anime called Star Blazers but alas I unfortunately don't know anything about that so can't say whether it's faithful to that I'm afraid.
Brief description- world gets all but destroyed by an unseen alien nation known as the Gamilians, then 5 years later the remaining Human race is being destroyed by radiation poisoning and Earths last hope rests on one ship- YAMATO to travel to the far reaches of the solar system to find a cure for the radiation poisoning before its completely destroyed. Think along the lines of Battlestar Galatica, Starship Troopers and even Halo and you'll be on the right track.
My only gripes is in middle act it gets a little slow and the film can be abit melodramatic in places and I would of liked to see the back story explained/shown in greater detail but perhaps the original anime may of done that already.
The positives outweigh the negatives for me tho, the attention to detail is brilliant, it looks absolutely fantastic, the quite phenomenal special effects are mind blowing especially the titular ship itself. The characters I cared for, although not all got fleshed out enough for me, but there's some real bad ass heroes, a feisty female fighter pilot and a cool gun totting robot.
Overall not classic, it wouldn't top any of my polls but it's still an enjoyable film with incredible special effects . Recommended by me. 7/10
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on 3 December 2015
Well I wasn't entirely what to expect as many of these films that insert live action to cartoon films often don't have the same feeling as the originals. Now in this case it neither succeeds, but more especially does not fail. It is a way to wind away the hours and a good deal has been done with a film that does not have the backing of a major film seen generally in the West. I did like the way some of the characters build and their interactions. Also for those not expecting it, namely my Son, it is subtitled and like many films of this genre over-dubbing English would simply not have worked. If you are prepared to read the subtitles, see the characters, and listen to the tone of the voice it helps establish the emotion at the time. At the end of the day, I enjoyed it, my Son ended up enjoying it; it is not a US Blockbuster type film and it is not one of those cheesy US made for television films. It is from my youth one of those better than the rest B Movies with credible actors, some good special effects and a plot that generally builds.
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on 17 May 2016
Total fun and nonsense...if carefully thought out plots and plausibility of even the slimmest variety are your bag, then avoid this...if however you like unbridled use of special effects not really caring if it's silly or not then do not hesitate...
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on 3 August 2016
The action sequences are good, but the acting between these scenes is dreadful. There are long drawn out scenes of meaningful looks and scowls that seem to go on for ages. Very much a Far East Star Trek feel.
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on 4 September 2015
Good film But the Live action movie is not close to the original and 2199 series. Still if your a fan the have a go , not bad for the price.
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on 13 January 2017
great film.
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on 4 October 2017
A bit odd but worth one watch. Not sure I will be watching again and again like some sci fi.
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on 7 January 2016
excellent anime-esque film, slightly cheesy in places but that all adds to the fun of the film. fab to watch with the family, especially if you like a bit of japanese sci fi.
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on 4 January 2016
Fun and great
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on 25 October 2015
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