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Gundam 00 Movie: individual tragedies in a panorama of triumph

I just watched the Gundam 00 movie yesterday, because my Internet connection finally straightened out. I wasn’t able to properly study for the exam today because I finished the movie yesterday night, and then went to sleep afterward. I would probably be a hypocrite if I said I think the movie sucked, because I thoroughly enjoyed it despite some glaring flaws and its multitude of faults.

As we could surmise given the track record of Gundam 00, the movie was not symbolically excellent or imbued with depth, but it was visually fluid and action-packed: it had a little bit more quality than a typical Michael Bay blockbuster because it at least had a message at the end of the film, despite that message being trite. Read the rest of this entry ยป

Gundam 00 S2 – 02: Recruitment and commitment

I think this second season of Gundam 00 will have romance as a focus more.

The second episode practically was an episode of recruitment and commitment: Lyle Dylandy, younger brother of Neil Dylandy (the first season’s Lockon Stratos), has just joined with Celestial Being. Sumeragi vi Noriega was also recruited once more into Celestial Being: it could be noted that she drowned herself in alcohol more due to the ultimate failure of their operations back in the first season. One has to wonder why Setsuna was nonchalant despite the fact that Billy was around when Setsuna approached Sumeragi.

Despite her recriminations and her unwillingness, however, Sumeragi was finally convinced by Setsuna to join them back into the Celestial Being fray. Gundam 00 (I believe) has just made its first appearance with its wonderfully-animated TransAm system activated, and the mechas of the A-Laws were easily defeated.

Other notable occurrences in the episode were Saji’s realization that the Halevy massacre wasn’t Setsuna’s but the fault of Gundam Throne; Shirin making an apperance as well as Nena Trinity (Shirin is so cute!); Ribbons and Regine appearing; and Marina being kidnapped (I believe). Oh, and lest I forget, the look on Feldt’s face when Lyle was introduced into Celestial Being was just so priceless: the utter shock and perplexity of her expression was simply a sight to behold! ๐Ÿ™‚