English: Blue Gender: The Warrior
Japanese: ブルージェンダー ザ・ウォリアー
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 20, 2002
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment
Studios: None found, add some
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Score: 6.381 (scored by 3,271 users)
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Anyways, The Warrior isn�t all bad. Some scenes that were thrown in were actually quite interesting, such as the brawl between Marlene and Yuji. Also that when Yuji wakes up after 22 years of sleep his hair is actually long and has to be cut. Good job there. But so many other things are missing that it�s hard to fully appreciate the story for what it�s worth. The character development and ultimate destiny between Yuji and Marlene generally stay the same, but because this movie sums everything up in just a little over a hour and a half it feels very weak and synthetic. To make matters worse, a lot of the most necessary plot arcs are nowhere to be seen in the movie. The introduction of the Sleeper Brigade and their eventual fall from grace, and the scientist who decides to take over Second Earth by overthrowing its government are two of the most important plot devices that never come into play in The Warrior. Simply put, The Warrior doesn�t feel as alive as its series counterpart does. It just doesn�t do a very good job at summing up the entire series (if that was even what it was trying to do, as it�s hard to tell with all of the reused animation from the series), and quite frankly if you watched this after watching the series (like me) you would probably be pretty turned off (like me). It�s not entirely bad on its own, but fails at being anything more than just average. A few things are improved here and there, but not nearly enough for me to suggest you watch this instead or before the series. If you�re a die hard Blue Gender fan then I guess you can appreciate this more, but if you�ve never touched the series before then I�d recommend you just stick to the episodes and stay away from this flick.
My Score: 6.5
Version Watched: English Dub read more
The character development which in my books was crap, they just decided to miss out all the struggles the 2 overcame to develop a strong relationship and just smashed all 26 episodes together and went "there you go they love each other, job done."
Personally I would not recommend this to anyone who wanted to watch Blue Gender as they have destroyed the original series so please, please, please watch the original 26 episode series as it was a great story and nothing like this crappy film read more
One of the biggest issues I had with it was the lack of development between the two main characters, not going to throw in any spoilers but with the level of development and the lever of dedication I guess you can say in the end is lacking. They also changed the ending of the series in the movie which I prefered over the movie much more.
In summary watch the series :) read more