Saturday, February 4, 2012

Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

In America, we got TV's "Space Battleship Yamato" as "Star Blazers" in 1979. In the same era as "Battle Of The Planets", the cartoon was syndicated and mildly appealing to me.

When I saw the trailer for the live action version of the film in 2010, I was very excited.

That was a mistake as, apart from a few sequences, the live action film Space Battleship Yamato (2010) is a rather tedious affair.

Like a Star Wars prequel, the film lacks much to engage with. And, apart from a few moments early on, it even fails to deliver many visual delights.

There's a sequence where the hero rescues Yuki Mori (Meisa Kuroki), and that was exciting. But most of the film is a bit tedious for someone like me with just a passing familiarity with the story and characters.

Still, the Hong Kong DVD edition of the film looks nice, has English subtitles, and is available at a very reasonable price.

You can order it here.