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Magnos - The Robot

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005QW5E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,136,511 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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2.0 out of 5 stars ghetto fabulous anime, poor dvd quality September 1, 2003
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From the back cover:

Evil space creatures retreat from the treacherous Ice Age and hibernate on the ocean floor. They awaken millions of years later to conquer Earth! Only the ingenuity and resources of Sir Miles and his awesome robot creations have a chance at defeating them! He enlists world karate champion Janis to pilot the robot Magnon, and his daughter Lady Ester Nevers, to pilot Magneta. When Janis and Lady Ester unite the two robots, Magnon and Magneta are transformed into MAGNOS, the ultimate power robot! Will the might of the malevolent space aliens defeat Magnos? Or, will Magnos triumph over the evil forces and protect Earth's freedom against future invaders? As suspense mounts, you'll discover what happens in this exciting adventure of humans and machines, good versus evil!

Well that really is the whole plot. So I won't recap that. The anime itself is late 70's, so the quality is not the greatest. However, the DVD transfer does nothing in the way of trying to improve the quality. Constant jumps in picture and black lines running vertically from top to bottom, greatly reduce the enjoyment of this classic. It has to be the worst quality anime I have ever seen: I feel like I am watching a VHS version that was made twenty years ago. The sound doesn't fair any better. The music, which is definitely ghetto, is at many times in the movie louder than the voices of the characters, drowning them out entirely. But if by some miracle you can look past all that, take a chance, the story is definitely a classic.

Not rated becuase there is nothing but good ole classic anime.
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I remember this movie...years ago. Like when I was five. At that magical time of childhood where you didn't know what the hell some of your cartoons were saying because you didn't understand things like vocabulary, editing, tension, drama. AND PLOT! You are just amazed at the fact that there were giant robots fighting every five minutes for nearly an hour and a half.

Well, now I am older and wiser. Now I realize that there is such a thing as Chop Shop imports. What are Chop Chop imports? Well long time ago, if you remember Force Five or Space Thunder Kids. Before you could get translators or even afford risking money on an odd show from over seas that maybe not a lot of kids are going to get. They just took an entire series of a japan cartoon show and chopped it up so that what you got was an abbreviated version. Where they tried to make a movie out of bits and pieces of an entire show. This has left this movie awkwardly rushing through drama and set pieces. Plot points come and go constantly, And the plot is so poorly reconstructed that it doesn't even give enough time for character development. Just action and dialogue that you don't care about.

Why did I give this a four star rating? Well Now that I know what it is. What the plot is. And what editing and drama is. This is obviously a hilarious attempt at a producing company that ultimately didn't give a single half s*** about what the original content was. They probably didn't do too much research as to what the original show was. So we have plot points the drag on with moments of bizarre action or attempts to resolve tension.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cult classic you may never have heard of. October 8, 2002
Anime was once a cult thing until today. Early in Anime history there were few titles that spurred. SOme were more succesful such as Akira and Transformers while others faded into obscurity such as Speed Racer and Voltron.
Magnos is more of PG style Anime. Meaning for the sake of argument there is no foul language or sex/nudity. There is adult type situations however involving espionage and plenty of violence. This is almost like a mix between Voltron and Gundam Wing. What I mean by that is that the Heroes fly giant Robots but combat evil giant monsters.
The story is that an evil race of Aliens known as PAliogots have awaken after a 10 million year slumber to conquer earth. To do this they create giant monsters to do their biding. Seemingly ivincible these monsters have destroyed cities like they were nothing. Then Sir NEvers creates Magnos a super powered robot which has the strength to destroy these creatures. IT is piloted by his Daughter Ester and the Worlds MArtial Arts Champion Janus. TOgether this team takes on he Paliogots head on.
The action never lets up as the creatures get bigger and badder. The music fits the film well and overall this is an underrated title. If it wasn't for the fact that I discovered this DVD (I already owned the VHS) I would have thought that I was the only one who had ever seen this movie.
This is not like your typical Anime like I said in which the focus is not on weird humor, loads of Nudity or GOre, and LAnguage. The focus is on the story and it is well told. It has a start middle and finish and over all this is a must buy for any Anime fan, if you can find it.
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By Sara
If you are the type to watch horrible movies just so you can make jokes about it with friends while watching it...ENJOY!! This has everything you need to make that night AWESOME!
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