After getting a good laugh from the infamous Mars of Destruction, I decided to watch Genma Taisen thinking that I would have a somewhat similar experience. I was gravely mistaken...
Typical save the world from the bad guy plot. Things happen for no apparent reason, and anytime something did happen I felt like punching myself in the throat.
Still frames, expressionless faces, recycled/ choppy animations, and horribly drawn backdrops (with the exception of a few decently animated scenes). Nothing much else to say here.
Below average voice acting. Terrible soundtrack. Cheesy sound effects (this is a plus though). Again, nothing much else to say.
This is by far the worst aspect of the entire movie. There is little to no character development at all (not that I was expecting any). The inner conflict of, who I can only assume is, the protagonist is completely trivial. Every few minutes a new character is introduced for no reason whatsoever and they contribute absolutely nothing to the story. Their physical features are the only thing that distinguish them from one another and they all have the complexity of a cardboard box. I actually grew increasingly angry with the introduction of each new character.
The only semblance of enjoyment that I received from this garbage was from the unintentionally created comedy, which was surprisingly almost nonexistent.
The message that the film is trying to convey is so mind-numbingly retarded that it makes me want to throw myself off of a bridge; generic love thy neighbor bullshit (which isn't a problem within itself, but rather how it was executed). The vast majority of this movie isn't even laughably bad and if your sole purpose for watching this is to laugh at it, I would strongly recommend that you just watch the last ten or so minutes. On the other hand, if you have the mental capacity of a four year old or just like the feeling of your brain cells killing themselves, then this may be the movie for you.
However, my advice to anyone is: do not waste your time with this.
*Note that this is a review for the subbed version, the dub has potential to be hilarious.* read more