8 July 2006 | dan_m1987
Okay, but really not worth it.
As an avid Gundam fan, I have seen a huge amount of the great mecha saga, but this one was the only entry in the Gundam canon which left me disappointed. My opinion, in a nutshell, was that the story didn't really work as a Gundam title, the characters were bland, stereotypical, and didn't draw me into the story, which was aided by substandard acting, and what might be my biggest problem with the movie, was that the mech action was nowhere near as good as the other series'. The mobile suits don't really enter into the story until, literally, the last 20 minutes of the movie, and though the CGI was beautiful, and the MS were very well designed, they moved in a slow, and awkward manner, and if that were any indicator, they could've been out maneuvered by a Zaku II. (which is over 140 years older) Of course some could argue that Gundam 0080 had about the same story/action ratio, but 0080 had extremely deep characters, and a much better story to back them up. So, if you're an avid fan who has to see EVERYTHING there is to see in the Gundam universe, feel free to check this flick out, but to everyone else, I can see no reason to watch it. Then again, I have of heard of people who have enjoyed the movie, so I guess its probably hit or miss.