Space! — seems like a very hot topic these days (Rosetta mission, Interstellar, Destiny…etc) but some of us might be missing what it could be the real hidden gem in space sci-fis and that ladies and gents is Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199, as a kid the original series was one of my most favorite things I could say it was my all time favorite but Pokemon is a thing so I cannot say that very loudly and back in 2010 when I heard they will remake this series I was mostly happy with the fact that the show could use some modern day animations for the awesome space battles that takes place in it, and I am happy to inform that I was not disappointed at all, the following are my Pros and Cons about the show
+ The Animation : I could say this and not feel bad about it, Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is by far the best looking Anime right now, the space battles and especially some of the battles in the later episodes is truly amazing if you are going to watch this show I highly recommend a very high definition on a very big screen.
+ The Story : the plot is basic earth is under attack, travel all the way to another planet to save earth while fighting the evil Gamilians, but what makes Yamato a great show is the character relationships and ups and downs that occur during that year long trip, and they are very well voice acted especially Takayaki Sougo‘s performance as Okita shines also Kouichi Yamadera as the evil Desler truly owns the role, in the remake they give a little more attention to the antagonists which I thought it really made the story deeper and more emotional.
+ Music and Sound effects : the music of Yamato 2199 is an amazing remake of the original’s iconic score, I’m very happy to report that Isao Sasaki is back to do the opening of the show which is super awesome.
– Not much to complain about except one filler episode that ended up not being very as much as a filler that I expected it to be, there is a little pacing issue with couple of episodes but it is not that bad.
Bottom line, this remake is really a treat for the old school Yamato fans and if you are new to the series you should really give this amazing series a go.
I — could tell you how amazing Christopher Nolan is but you already know that, I could spend half of this review raving about every other genius movie this man made but you should have already seen those, I only met 3 people in my life who didn’t think Nolan is the best director working today everyone else really thinks that our generation is blessed to have someone like that making movies for us, so needless to say I was very excited to watch his latest film Interstellar. The movie starts who is really the best actor now Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Cain and someone else who shall remain nameless if you haven’t seen the movie if you have then you know who I’m talking about, a stellar cast who with the support of the Nolan brothers’s amazing script really performed as awesomely as you might expect from them especially Matthew his character was the soul of the movie, Nolan’s directing and techniques is all over the movie and they work perfectly the movie is by far the most beautiful movie I have ever seen in terms of CGI and special effects to a point where the CGI stops being CGI and it becomes a part of the film which is very rarely seen in anything else these days, while other movies make huge robots and explosions Nolan made other planets that look as real as reality could be and it is really amazing, the movie is scored by the great Hans Zimmer and he truly owns it his music is so good and works so well with the movie you will be covered in goosebumps in the intense sessions and I really hope this Nolan-Zimmer collaboration will continue.
Now lets me point out couple of grips with Interstellar, first of all the story wraps up leaving no questions unanswered which I wasn’t hoping for that I actually wanted some mind bending moments which you couldn’t know what to think, I don’t know why but I was hoping for something with more of an emotional punch as well which Nolan does so well with his other works the movie did lack that in the 2nd half of the film, and I think that will be it like every great thing in this world Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar was an awesome ride with some flaws and I can’t wait for the Bluray to come out so I can rewatch it for the billionth time like I did with all his other movies and for the future I am really looking forward to his other work and whatever is he going to throw at my face, bring it on Chris you got me as an audience forever.