I just watched Space pirate captain Harlock film. This was one of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid and I had a hope they won't screw this film.
I was sure this film has the possibility to be good.
I was wrong, it is just a mediocre film, the CGI is nothing special just something similar to what we saw before in the film final fantasy 13 years ago, totally not impressive and outdated.
And the story is really not interesting, it really don't make you care about what is happening. Something like this : a young boy is accepted to the Harlock crew, thinks to betray him and kill him, changes his mind, then there is some action and they are attacked, the earth was destroyed but a giant projector shows it not destroyed, some talking about the past of someone you don't care ( who is in a floating hi tech wheelchair, not sure why they can't make him walk again with every advanced technology they have), some special energy is shoot, bad guys are killed, Harlock spaceship is not destroyed because it has some antennas, they land to the earth, some plants can grow again, there is some boring talking and then the end with a shitty pop Japanese song.
There is just nothing in the film that you would care about, there is nothing that connects it with the old cartoon, the characters are really boring with no personality.Even Harlock has no personality, there is nothing about him in the film that develops his personality, he is just someone you totally don't care about.
A real disappointment. I suggest to give it a bad rating on imdb, don't buy the dvd and don't go to the cinema, this is the only thing you can do. If it had another title and it wasn't about the legendary Harlock I would quit watching it after 30 min.
But I have to say that if I would watch the cartoon today it would be probably a little too childish that's why a new film had sense if it was good. It could be an epic remodeling but it's just an abuse of a legendary cartoon. I don't even see a real connection to the old series, there is only a weak character with the same name and dress. Speaking about dresses Kei has a really sexy dress, probably the only thing in the film that is actually good
So what do you think about this film ?