Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles [Blu-ray]
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Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is the latest exciting chapter of the Robotech saga. A heroic cast of returning characters, led by Scott Bernard and Vince Grant, fight to end a decades-long struggle against an enigmatic alien race known as the Invid. However, the mysterious disappearance of the legendary Admiral Hunter will unfold in a treacherous mystery that could tear apart our young heroes and threaten their very survival!
Produced in true High Definition and coming to you for the first time on Blu-ray, the way it was meant to be seen!
The Blu-ray special edition features the most definitive catalog of extras to date, clocking in at over 95 minutes
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This seemed to be a good opp to clean up all the continuity issues, false starts and other stuff.
If anything I am more confused. Retcon seems to be the word of the day for this offering. Retcon is fine if clearing up previous continuity issues but uh it seems lke the retcon stuff made more to me.
The music was great. The animation of the characters was pretty lame - they look like manga toons, the CGI stuff was lame.
Why is it so hard to explain what happened to the 99% of the other original characters we wanted to see? Where are they all? Why are some around and how did they get there (Louie for instance) but not the others? Okay the rest of the third generation stayed on earth and left behind for good prolly but it would have been nice if you could have thrown us a bone and they made cameos at least.
Where is the rest of the first and second generation? I understand there is a comic that preceedes this that has some of them in it.
Why do new characters need to be introduced when there are so many you could have chosen from? I was hoping there would be mixing and matching from the three different generations. I understand if there is some matter of copyright or what not but just spread the word about that if so and there would be a little more understanding maybe.
Good to hear the old voices. All this did for me was explain nothing and raise more questions.
Overall the production was flat, everyone seems in slow motion talking and walking around (for instance character A asks Character B a questions...5 seconds later character B drones out a monotone answer), new characters are sort of weak, too much purple hair. One character with purple hair is fine but mix it up a little more.
This is like Sentinals all over again.
I realize that they had to present a new enticing story to hook people back into the series, but frankly there was surface level character development. The story rushes forward to establish the basic conflict that is going to serve as the basis of the rest of the story. Ok, back when I was 14 and "Top Gun" was all the rage and I had never seen Anime before, the Mecha and battles could hold my interest by themselves. But no longer. The beautiful thing about the original series, especially Macross was the timing. They TOOK THEIR TIME developing the characters while keeping you entertained with the battles. Well now it's pretty obvious in the new movie how the relationships are going to develop, everyone was practically paired off at the end of the movie!
What's disappointing is the potential for the character development that they squandered by rushing forward with all of the character development.
All of a sudden, Marlene/Ariel has gone from a timid pawn to an assertive, self confident, powerful teleporting super being/invid. It would had been nice to see some of her personal growth regarding this transformation and whether or not she has any lingering regrets about not joining the invid. Perhaps some emotional vulnerabilities? I would hate to see her developed into some super powerful pet that they use to help them when they need it and ignore her otherwise. And if they did, then she should get angry and desert them.
Also, it would had been a perfect opportunity for them to rebuild the Scott-Ariel relationship, which was based on different dynamics than the Scott-Marlene relationship, which Scott destroyed when he abandoned Marlene/Ariel to search for Admiral Hunter. I mean c'mon, he turned his back on her when she had given up everything to be with him. If she is this mature new person, then Scott has some explaning to do, rather than her just following him around declaring her undying love for him.
And what is the deal with always bringing around the the relatives of previous characters. What good does Marcus do being Marlene's brother?
They didn't do anything with that in the movie and now everyone is happy with one another and no conflict left among friends. Marcus could had been a brand new character as a potential love interest for Maia. And certainly don't have those two practically in love by the end of the first movie, it's too canned, ready for easy mass consumption--give me a break! Bring in new characters, not just recycle old character's relatives!
And if you do bring in a familar family name, then do something with it that could had not been done with someone else. Since they brought in Maia Sterling, do something with her family history, not just make her a hotshot pilot who is easy marks for a goof ball named Marcus.
And this thing between Louie and Janice; too predictable. And besides why is "Dr Nichols" manning the helm like a Star Trek ensign? I would think that he would be the new Dr Lang who appears briefly to inform the captain of what's going on with the fancy protoculture machinery and then disappears into the background. Louie's days of danger are behind him back in the 2nd Robotech war. I like him, but Louie should be retired as a major character.
I didn't mind the new villians, but they aren't very impressive yet. The story line that they are setting up isn't bad, but the magic of Robotech wasn't in the story as much as it was in the characters. I think they have forgotten that, or never really understood what they had to begin with.
First, I have to say I was a little disappointed with two aspects of the movie. The first being that the first half-hour or so was basically a rehash of the last couple episodes of the New Generation series, albeit a bit chopped up as part of it was told from the side of a pilot from the returning fleet. So it felt a little off in that respect.
The second part is that there was no real resolution; of course, as always, it was left open for more.
I believe that one of the reviews said that Admiral Rick Hunter did not make an appearance due to licensing issues; however, Adm. Hunter was in the movie, although his appearance was brief and limited to a viewscreen contact or two.
In general, I do recommend this if you're a fan; if you're not, you're going to be lost. Just be prepared as you won't get all the answers you're hoping for.
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