Gundam

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by sawwheeler, Jun 5, 2014.

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    Its litterally just an AGE Gundam (though with more than a minor resemblance to Extreme Gundam). Which tactically makes a lot of sense...if this was still Build Fighters. Unless you can now physically change parts of the Gunpla WHILE in the game. Which given how vague and poorly defined the mechanics even are for the game means anything goes I guess.
     
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    Ctrl F U Gundam... nuff said.
     
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    It looks like shit, when's the next real cartoon?
     
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    If you're ignoring the G-Reco compost (I mean compilation) films, then next year when Hathaway's Flash lands.
     
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    Hopefully it'd good.

    Though I wouldn't mind a fully original new AU show.
     
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    Or Thunderbolt S3, the designs in that series are so crazy that it's hard to believe they're supposedly canon with Origin era technology.
     
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    Love the edit, or alternative rendering, at 0:52 to make the 3D look like 80's/90's animation. Actually works really well. Editing in this is pretty damn satisfying though.
     
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    They are just teasing us with the old style animation intensity lines and shading.. It even fixes the lighting problem with CGI/celshaded Mobile Suits.
     
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    At the same time it's still got that too perfectly proportioned thing going on where it's still pretty damn clear it's CGI.

    So it seems I'm drawn back to Gundam 00 again, this time via the special edition because I do want to see more, but I don't really care enough to track down or actually watch Trailblazer. I suppose it's my own fault for thinking otherwise about compilation movies, but so far it really kinda doesn't do enough to justify it's existence. Unlike say the original Gundam compilation trilogy where it never really feels like it misses a beat, 00 Special Edition from what I've seen so far is definitely more a case where you had to see the full series first to get the most out of it, at least as far as the first movie goes. Granted the real problem is that for the sake of the first movie they condensed the entire first season into it. We get a few extended battles in exchange for skimming over a lot of the finer points, which I guess wouldn't seem that bad to me considering I felt like a lot of it was fluff, but at the same time it makes me care even less about the small things when they do come up.
     
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    The original trilogy is really the only time it has worked at all, when you think about it. Maybe because for a lot of us, we saw the movie trilogy before the tv series version. In my case, decades before. So the movie trilogy was the version I was used to.

    But the Turn A compilation movies don't work, the Zeta movies are a hot mess, the SEED compilation movies are no good, and I can't think of any other time a Gundam compilation movie has worked any better. Maybe Destiny does okay because what it compiles already has such problems that at worst, the special editions are a lateral move.
     
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    Gundam AGE - Memories of Eden? Granted, that was just a compilation of the second phase (AGE-2/'Zeta' Phase) which was the best part of AGE anyway.
     
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    There's also Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Last Blitz of Zeon, which was a horrendous edit of the OVA series.
     
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    Considering the Reconguista of G movies are supposed to fix the narrative and pacing issues the TV series featured, they're going to end up being the definitive versions.
     
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    I still haven't even seen the G Reco stuff yet - namely because of a lack of interest but at the same time uploads really dont seem to exist of it. Given how confusing it all sounds I cant say that was unexpected.
     
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    It has a few... character issues. Everyone's smiling... first thing wrong about it.
     
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    The 08th MS Team compilation movie was the best made as it had a better, focused narrative that actually supplmented the series and avoided trying to condense everything.

    I disagree about the SEED compilation films, as I feel it helped removed all the clip and fluff that bogged down the whole TV series.
     
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    To be fair, Millers Report was more like an extended, corrected episode than a "Movie/OAV." When the show first aired, the jump between what happened at the Guerilla Camp, Shiro's tribunal, and the next episode when Eledore was suddenly back in the squad without any explanation.

    About SEED though, You mean all the recap episodes and recycled stock footage...? Granted it still has that Compilation Movie feel when there's more truncated moments and quick edits that are kept despite trying smooth the pacing to fit the three film format.
     
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    It is still labeled as a compilation movie through.

    While the Gundam SEED special editions are technically a TV movie special IIRC; the fandom has largely lumped it in as a compilation film series, like SouthtownKid is doing.
     
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    Point still remains, trying to smash down a whole half or third of a series into these film specials seems to be one of those things they just do because "Hey, it worked the first time"