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Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  5 January 2007 (USA)
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Picking up where the original series left off, Scott Bernard continues his search for Rick Hunter and the fate of the SDF-3.

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The Robotech Expeditionary Force stages their final assault on the Invid to liberate Earth at all costs along with REF pilot Scott Bernard and the Invid princess Ariel's parallel planetside efforts at the alien's stronghold, Reflex Point. Just before the attack, the fleet gets a distress call from Admiral Rick Hunter and their flagship, SDF-3. In the ensuing mission, which only manages to rescue the android Janice Em, the REF discover that they have been betrayed by their own ally, the Haydenites, whose powerful technology they have supplied now is revealed to be designed to devastatingly enable their own plans of conquest even as the Invid withdraw. As Scott and Ariel join the fleet, the disparate pair and Janice must overcome their comrade's deep distrust to find a means to stop their newest foe before it is too late. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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They thought the war was finally over ... but humankind's greatest battle for survival has just begun. See more »


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Rated PG for sci-fi action violence, language and some senusality | See all certifications »

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A new sequel that continues directly from the unresolved finale of the original Robotech (1985) series. This feature is not related to the scrapped Robotech 3000 (2000) project. See more »

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Approximately one hour into the movie, Vince Grant turns to Janice Em, Ariel, and Scott Bernard to ask, "Any idea what we're up against?" When seen in long shot with Grant in the foreground, Bernard is wearing a uniform. The camera cuts to a close-up, of the three, in which Bernard is wearing CVR-3 battle armor. In subsequent shots, Bernard is wearing the uniform again. See more »

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The Legacy Continues...
23 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite what the other reviewer has commented about "The Shadow Chronicles", this movie was made with the fans at heart. Yes there are loose ends with missing characters like Minmei, Lisa, Max and others, but you need to realize that this is being made to reintroduce people to the legacy that is ROBOTECH. The fact that they used Rick's, Scott's, the Regent's, Vince's and many other cast members voices from the series, shows the dedication the production team spent to make it as authentic as possible. For Christ's sake, they use lines lifted from the last 3 episodes of Robotech in the movie. For any TRUE ROBOTECH FAN, they close a lot of open questions, they use Minmei's songs, and try to keep the style as close to the original style... And to top it all off the use the original designs for the ships and mecha.

Please watch this movie with one thing in mind. This is a modern reworking of the series in an attempt to stay true to what Robotech represented. They do a very good job to keep as much continuity as possible without making it too confusing for those who have not seen the series or remember much of what happened at the end of the series. Don't's nit pick all the issues, enjoy it for what it is, Robotech for a new generation of fans.

Below are my responses to the other reviewers comments made about the movie...

"In all honesty, the Sentinels OVA was MUCH better." All Sentinels did was tie the the first and second series together. It was not as good as it could have been. Yes it had the animation and character style of the series, but you cant expect them to use such an old style in a modern rendition of the series. But seriously, Lisa's Hair? The use of the stock footage from the series? Very Bad dialog? Should I continue?

"Who is to blame for this mishap? Definitely Tommy Yune. By the way, who the hell is this Korean guy? They should have gotten Carl Macek on the project. What were they thinking? I mean without Macek you can't have Robotech. He made the bloody thing." Tommy Did a great job reworking the movie. Frank Agrama was part of the movie screenplay (he helped with Sentinals too so =P ) and Macek did advise on the screenplay. LRN2Research before you make comments like this.


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