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Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

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The crew of the space battleship Yamato set out on a journey to the planet Iscandar to acquire a device that can heal the ravaged Earth.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Takuya Kimura ...
Meisa Kuroki ...
Toshirô Yanagiba ...
Naoto Ogata ...
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ...
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ...
Maiko ...
Reiko Takashima ...
Toshiyuki Nishida ...
Toshihiro Yashiba ...
Kazuki Namioka ...
Takumi Saitô ...
Takahiro Miura ...
Furuya
Kensuke Ôwada ...
Kana Harada ...
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In 2199, five years after the start of the Gamilas attack on Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens' radiation bombs and the remnants of humanity have fled underground. One day, former pilot Susumu Kodai discovers a capsule sent from the planet Iskandar that tells of a device that can remove the radiation from the Earth's surface. The United Nations of Space Administration rebuilds the battleship Yamato, with a new type of propulsion system - the wave motion engine. This enables it to make the long trip to Iskandar and back in hopes of saving the Earth. Within 73 days the radiation will drive the rest of humanity to extinction. Written by Anonymous

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1 December 2010 (Japan)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Erika Sawajiri was originally going to star as Yuki Mori, but was replaced by Meisa Kuroki. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Susumu Kodai: Is that...
Juzo Okita: Yes. That's the Yamato.
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Remake of Uchû senkan Yamato (1974) See more »

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Love Lives
Lyrics, Composed and Performed by Steven Tyler
Produced by Marti Frederiksen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Toho's new masterpiece
20 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This latest production of Reiji Matsumoto's classic series deserves high ratings for its production value especially considering its low budget of 12 million USD, which is less than a fifth of average Hollywood motion pictures.

In the year 2199 earth is under attack by planet Gamiras and is hopelessly contaminated by radiation. One day they receive a transmission from planet Iskandar with a plan for warp engine and a wave cannon. In their last hope, people of Japan uses this information to transform battleship Yamato - a world war II relic that is now exposed out of a dried up sea bed into a spaceship. They set out to Iskandar which exists in the great Magellan nebula in hopes of finding an answer to earth's problem.

I see touch of Babylon 5 and Battlestar Galactica in the overall looks and feel of the props, ships and the battle sequences, but it's certainly the very best special effects science fiction I've ever seen to come out of Japan. I'd say that Japanese sci-fi have finally come of age in this movie.

The final sequence of this movie is very Japanese in my opinion, and might be over melodramatic for the international audience, but the movie was made for the Japanese viewers, so I don't have any problems there.

Takuya Kimura has a habit of stretching out the ending of a word when calling out orders, and speaking dramatically which sounded odd at times, and the dead pan acting of Meisa Kuroki could have been more charming, but overall things were believable and didn't mess up the story.

Beautifully done movie with real feeling of being out there in space, with unbelievable special effects considering its budget. This is certainly the best sci-fi movie to come out of Japan, and is Toho's new masterpiece.


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