56K BEWARE!In case you're a newcomer to my blogs (since I'll be submitting this to Red Ribbon reviewers along with other blogs and videos, wish me luck there), I'm not the biggest fan of Ultraman, and out of the 4 most recent series, I Prefer Ultraman X, There was second Mebius film (my Favorite Ultra) (the first I talked about years ago), but how does it fare? Well...
The Film begins with a not Toei logo and a Tsuburaya logo. The actual film begins with exposition we get a scene of 3 kids having fun outside in the 1960s, so yeah this a biography of Satoshi Tajiri's childhood, They have dinner, and get ready to watch Ultraman. So time's passed, they meet a girl with ruby slippers.They make wishes to what they think is the ultra star, and adulthood comes in a few decades later. and still acts as child, even though he's a travel assistant. He and 2 other adults notice a mirage of the future, the logo appears, and scenes from the previous movie appear. Not Satoshi Tajiri wakes up from his dream. We get Daigo introduces tourists to the wonders of japan... we get a love scene, where Daigo has another Mirage. At Dinner he sees what could be Ultraseven. he explains to his friends what he saw. the next day he has a flashback to the previous film. We get a news cast reporting what happened, and Daigo's friends assume they became Ultras. and at dinner, th parallel world Ultras appear.They go on a walk when a garbage truck goes out of control, the 4 classic ultras save the children, we get a scene in a Hawaiian dinner theater. The next day we see Daigo having a hallucination of Mebius fighting a kaiju. They fight, Daigo Helps Mebius and Mebius wins... Fatality. The hallucination is over and Mirai turns out to be real. Daigo Helps Mirai find the 7 legendary warriors. It goes as well as a first act with ample amounts of realism goes... a tornado appears with a 2 headed Kaiju.
It's Morphin' TIME!!!!
3 targets instead of one, this should be fun....
Sin #51: Scene does not include Zoffy and/or Taro
The first 2 acts were boring, and the 3rd act while exciting raises a lot of questions, I'll just say this I prefered the First Mebius movie over this.
The 8 ultras are inspiring. they don't know about their past at first, bu they rise to the occasion, it's fun to see the older Ultra's kick some ass one more time before retiring.
The Other characters/kaiju I didn't care for since they were stock, but the mystery girl is interesting and make you want to find out more about her, but we never do...
It's the same as the first Mebius movie, but a bit tweaked to be better, so if you liked that you'll like this. Also, This Hints at a multiverse, which'll be expanded on in the Ultraman Zero series and movies.
If you like superheroes in adult dramas (e.g. The Dark Knight, The marvel cinematic universe Netflix series) you'll like this, but it takes a while to exactly get there. And many of you will be turned away from the first 2 acts, especially those with low attention spans. I give this 2.5 Mebius Braces out of 4, but YMMV.
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