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Fun, stylish , incredibly detailed fun film.
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