Aug 302010
 

Otaku! Return to the Darkness from whenst you came!


In early-ish 2009, Pretty Cure All Stars DX hit the movie theaters in Japan. Sometime later, it finally made it’s way to a more western audience (which is like, everybody. Since Japan is to the FAR east). I got the movie, watched it, and then I made Landon watch it. Suffice to say, it was a pretty good movie you can enjoy without having to know what Pretty Cure is other than it’s a magical girl franchise.

Quick recap: All the different groups of Pretty Cure across all the seasons/tv series, coincidentally visit each other’s haunts. There, each group fights a monster from their slice of the franchise. This lets each group know that evil shit was going on, so they all congregate toward the center of the city, where judging from the suddenly dark skies, someone was trying to summon Gozer the Gozerian again. On the way, they fight monsters, meet up with each other to fight more monsters and finally, all work together to battle against the big bad… and lose… multiple times. But eventually they win. We get a montage which puts everyone in the same continuity/universe and boom, Bob’s your uncle, the movie’s over.

Quick review: Yeah, so it was a good movie with plenty of action. You get your first fight just 5 or 7 minutes into the movie, and then they make sure there’s a healthy dose of action throughout the movie. So there’s never a dull moment. Best part is probably that there’s very little wasted time. Even the segments where the girls essentially hang around and do nothing, has some relevance later. In the end, even Landon had to admit that the movie didn’t suck.

Oooookay, so now, Pretty Cure vs the World. Originally, this blog was going to be Pretty Cure All Star DX: The Movie Review. But I was lazy, and it didn’t get done. Then it became Pretty Cure All Star DX vs Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai Shocker. But I didn’t know if Magical Girls and Tokusatsu was something I’d want to unleash on the Mecha Guignol readership.

But now, I have a relevant subject matter. Bleach, Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist and all the other shounen crap and even the legitimately awesome anime such as Air Master and Book of Bantorra and Baccano!

Yes, it is Pretty Cure vs All of Them. So let’s get it on.

…in part 2.

  One Response to “Pretty Cure vs the World”

  1. Kinda sucks that Pretty Cure went from decent looking black and white costumes to gaudy pastels and flourecents that are tacky even by 80s standards. Yeah, I’m sure the designs are totally more toyetic than the originals, but Black and White were pretty stylin’ by magical girl standards.

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