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Robotech II: The Sentinels (1988)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  September 1988 (USA)
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As the Robotech Expeditionary Force prepares to confront the Robotech Masters at their home planet, the Invid are already ravaging it.

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Credited cast:
Tony Oliver ...
Hunter (voice)
Melanie MacQueen ...
Hayes (voice) (as Aline Leslie)
...
Minmei (voice) (as Reba West)
Gregory Snegoff ...
Lang (voice) (as Greg Snow)
Tom Wyner ...
Wolfe (voice) (as Abe Lesser)
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Max (voice) (as Jimmy Flinders)
Theodore Lehmann ...
Exedore (voice) (as Leonard Pike)
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Emerson / Edwards / Prisoner 1 (voice) (as Jeffrey Platt)
Oliver Barrett ...
Bowie Grant (voice)
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Leonard (voice) (as Guy Garrett)
Steve Kramer ...
Tesla / Jirl (voice) (as Drew Thomas)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcela Bordes ...
Minmei (voice)
Juan Alfonso Carralero ...
Hunter (voice) (as Juan Carralero)
Enrique Garduza ...
Baker (voice)
Edward Mannix ...
Cabell (voice) (as Cyn Branch)
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In this movie consisting of the first three episodes of the abortive TV sequel series, we rejoin the characters of the first Macross portion of the series a couple of years after the destruction of Superdimensional Fortesses 1 and 2. Now, General Rick Hunter and Admiral Lisa Hayes are making the final preparations for a crucial intersteller expedition to the Robotech Masters' world of Tirol using the newly built SDF-3. This immense task is further complicated by preparations for their wedding which they agreed would be on the new ship just before it launches. Unknown to them however, the Robotech Masters are already enroute to Earth in a long voyage to reclaim the desperately needed protoculture energy supply that was hidden in SDF-1 and won't arrive for years. With their absence, the Invid, lead by the male leader of that enemy race to the Masters, the Regent, is attacking that weakened planet. He hopes to recover the stolen protoculture supply there, or at least exact genocidal ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Great for Robotech fans, not so hot for anyone else.
18 July 1999 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

If you're a Robotech fan, you need this film, no questions asked.

If you're into anime or animation in general, however... Sentinels is the result of the abortive attempt by Harmony Gold to create a series that would fit into the "Robotech Universe" (consisting of altered series Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada). In the original series, 3 successive generations of wars are shown; the first generation (Macross) being the most popular, and the second (Southern Cross/Masters) the least. The need was felt to show the continued adventures of the first generation characters over the time-span of the second, and leading into the third, as the original series made continuous mention of the "return" of the original characters, but was never shown. Confused yet?

Animation in Japan began, with "aged" versions of Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, and other protagonists from the Macross story arc, and stories designed by Harmony Gold. Financial backing was given by Matchbox Toys, who were manufacturing American toys based on the Robotech series. Unfortunately, Matchbox's finances weren't up to the strain, and the Robotech "fad" seemed to be tapering off, so production was halted after fewer than 4 of the proposed 85 or so episodes were animated.

Harmony Gold didn't want to completely write off the whole thing, so they stitched together the completed animation.

Is it worth it? Only if you're a Robotech fan. It's great seeing Rick and Lisa again... but the animation really isn't up to the par of the original Macross, the story line is very sketchy and incomplete (by necessity, of course), the voice acting is worse than the original. Streamline/Orion have been selling this as straight anime, and most people accept it as such, but I feel that this is misleading, and may reflect negatively upon newcomers' opinions of anime. It's really no different than any other "American" cartoon- story and character direction came from America, and the animation seemed to have been done half-heartedly by Japanese studios.


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