Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer
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But anyway, the movie is pretty solid and you will enjoy it if you loved 00 and its characters. It's a pleasure seeing them again one more time and kicking alien ass. The animation is great, the battles are awesome and the mobile suits are fantastic, better than the Endless Waltz customized suits. The ending is okay, but generally the movie is a fun ride.
I managed to see a copy of the orignal film in english subtitles a few months after it was released in theatres in Japan. This film follows up directly after the 2nd season of the 00 TV series bringing back all the characters you know & love/hate from the TV series to follow a new threat.
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While the first and second seasons of Gundam 00 focused on the efforts of the Gundam Meisters to end all conflict between nations on Earth and unify humanity for the 'dialogues to come' (I put this is quotes because it's referenced several times in the TV series) the film fast forwards a couple years in the future and addresses the true purpose behind these 'dialogues'.
Following the conclusion of the 00 TV series, humanity is starting to manifest it's next stage of evolution, namely the Innovators, of which Setsuna was one of the first. With the human population showing signs of next stage humanity, it attracts the attention of long dormant alien lifeforms of unknown origin and purpose, who seemingly attack humanity for no reason. Dubbed the 'ELS' the unifed Earth Federation forces ready themselves for an upcoming war with these mysterious alien life forms with whom communication seems impossible but the Gundam Meisters, now reunited with the Ptolemias crew seek to combat and find the truth behind the meaning of this new alien presence.
Yes so its a Gundam story that features aliens and long time or even recent fans of the Gundam franchise might get their otaku undies in a bunch because Gundam has always been about people vs people, not people vs space aliens.Read more ›
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I love the fundamental 00. These set were perfect, with well dubbed English.Published 24 days ago by HK
Great English sub's and great DVD. I need to get season one and two of this.Published 9 months ago by Ed
I like the TV series... I knew I would have mix feeling reading a bit of wiki about the general plot of alien... but this movie is just dreadful. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Piyodamari
After how amazing the series was I was expecting a lot more from the movie. I guess I hoped for too much. Good, but not great.Published 13 months ago by Robert L Hegerich III
I purchased this for my husband who is deployed. He mentioned that he watched it, but honestly I was not paying attention at all when he gave his critique. Read morePublished 14 months ago by JCONN37
One of the best Gundam movies to Date, by the end of the movie, the point is clear, humanity will only unite through understanding, not violence.Published 16 months ago by Justin Davis
Super stoked. It was a great movie and it came fast with only standard shippingPublished 18 months ago by Dom