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One of the originals, 2 May 2000

Like many people in the 20-30 yr old range, I grew up watching Battle of the Planets. The show had incredible action sequences and realistic portrayls of the main characters. Years later I learned the show had been dubbed and judiciously eddited from the Japanese show Gatchaman. In the last few years I have been able to see most of the original episode of Gatchaman and have a much greater appreciation of the show. From Power Rangers to Voltron...this show started the team genre.

A mediocre movie, you'll watch several times on cable., 2 May 2000
6/10



It's nice to have an animated movie for adults...well anything without the usual trappings of an American animated movie (you know singing toasters and the like). Hey, I'm all for scif-fi...but this movie could have used a little more work. The music (with the exception of the bar-scene), didn't fit in well with the action...kind of seemed a little forced.

Julie strain is a pretty lady, perfect as the physical inspiration of the lead character, but when you're doing voice-over work you need to a distinctive voice and I don't feel that she does. Billy idol was a good choice in this respect.

The animation wasn't bad. It is, however, tough to combine cg and traditional animation without the latter appearing flat. The designs seemed to stray a little bit from the Simon Bisley artwork of the series. I would be interested in picking up the magazine to see how the comic and movie differed.

Although I gave the movie a 6, I do hope hope that this not the last effort from Eastman and the bunch from Heavy Metal Mag., they showed a lot of potential. Hopefully the economics are there to give rise to another movie.