<@Guncannon> Why can’t the show be like this from the start
<hikago> directors cut: remove episodes 7-11
Great cinematography but definitely one of the worst written movies I’ve seen the past decade. While watching I had the misfortune of being reminded of half a dozen other action movies from Batman to Inception instead of being immersed in the story.
The whole old/new gimmick was a cute touch, but between the lack of cool new gadgets and the unconvincing but amusing villain, watching a battered and broken Bond left me feeling just as exhausted.
Watchable rating: 2 beers, make the story go away and watch it for the lulz
Driven by some discussion on IRC, I realized that Star Driver was quite the misunderstood show. In fact, before I was defeated in a TF2 duel and made to watch it, I had quite the ridiculous perceptions about what it was about; so having personally bridged that dichotomy of reality I thought maybe it was worth writing about.
Generally when a show has giant mecha in it, it gets relegated to that genre (if you could even call it one) however Star Driver as a mecha show fails spectacularly. Instead the show’s real focus is in the character interaction and development — and that’s where it really shines. The dialogue is where the heart seems to be and if you want a great cast of characters Star Driver is definitely worth trying out.
Oh, and it makes ~fabulous~ actually work, for once. Ha.
Futayo vs Gin is one of the best choreographed fights I’ve seen in a very long time. Horizon itself sets a pretty high bar but I’d actually go as far as saying that since the 3 battles episode (to decide whether to save Hoirzon), this has been the most adrenaline pumping of the two seasons. It’s quite rare for me to want to rewatch a scene and yet there I was, replaying it for the visceral rush.
While my word-smithing is quite insufficient to lavish appropriate praise on this visually titillating experience, it wouldn’t do the show justice for me to simply say “go watch it for yourselves” when the events in this episode are built up using the previous 23 as a foundation. Nevertheless, there you go!
Oh, and sound directing was especially great this episode too.
Since she stole the episode with her “exceptional” choice of words and feline grace, let’s end with more Futayo. With her hair down.
“Looks like Kirito really made use of さお in SAO” :V
“I guess you could say Asuna is everyone’s favorite sow girl” :V
“I guess you could say this was Kirito’s true さお debut” :V
I’ll be here all week, try the veal.
It’s pretty good.
Reminder of what happens when a lot of things go right, from production to sound to acting.
One of the plugins was badly broken and updating wordpress made things worse. Sorry everyone who has my blog on their feed :V.
In other news, I’m so behind in shows I don’t know if it’s even worth blogging. I could, however, blog about terrible computer games if people even care.
Edit: Also thanks nobar for my new banner.