GTO - The Movie
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However, the lack of continuity with the previous instalments is the film's greatest weakness, from a GTO fan's perspective. Whereas the TV series found a satisfying conclusion, the two-hour special did not. It ended with what could only be described as a cliff-hanger, leaving some very specific questions unanswered, plot points one would assume were left to be resolved in the movie. Unfortunately, the movie appears to almost ignore everything that came before it, only paying lip-service with a couple of vague references (as well as featuring the TV series' title song heavily in the score and a nice remixed version over the end credits).
Onizuka himself is the only character to re-appear, and the new bunch of students just aren't as interesting as the ones in the TV series grew to be (although with the limited running time of a feature film, that is to be expected). These are reasons why, when viewed as the conclusion to Onizuka's live-action adventures, the GTO movie disappoints. When viewed as a stand-alone GTO story, though, it is entertaining enough.
This is my least favorite GTO incarnation. But it's still GTO, it's still good for some laughs, and it's still worth getting on DVD. Here's hoping that Media Blasters will bring over the excellent TV series as well!
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This live action anime was good. The story line was like the anime series.Published 23 months ago by 8888
this movie is actually really good, but it is not the anime series but if u like the series then u will like this. Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by L. MOUNCE
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