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First Squad: The Moment of Truth

Alternative Titles

English: First Squad: The Moment of Truth
Synonyms: Pervyi Otryad, Первый Отряд
Japanese: ファーストスクワッド


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 13, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 13 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.071 (scored by 16,728 users)
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Ranked: #78272
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First Squad is set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed by a Schutzstaffel (SS) officer who is attempting to raise from the dead a supernatural army of crusaders from the 12th-century Order of the Sacred Cross and enlist them in the Nazi cause.

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Jul 17, 2010
moozooh (All reviews)
A spoilerless review from a native Russian.

Ok, there are many reasons why this isn't a good movie, but it being a WW2-inspired fantasy flick isn't one of them. The problem is that it aspires to do things well, takes itself very seriously (have you seen the official site?), announces that boldly… and proceeds failing in nearly every single respect. It's by all means a schlock feature masquerading as something it isn't.

Perhaps the most dreadful offender is the documentary shots that *interrupt* the brief moments of action whenever they end up happening. They attempt to explain some of the surreal and nonsensical things, but do a read more
Mar 17, 2010
Ranivus (All reviews)
I'll admit, I was sort of excited when I found this when I was randomly searching for some good Original Anime Music Videos. Russian rap and Studio 4°C (S4C) animating the video was perfect mix. But as an avid music video watcher in my hey day (when MTV actually showed music videos), one should know that you don't ever take a music video literally or you will lose the game.

Enter, First Squad: The Moment of Truth. I have seen many of S4C's animated shorts recently and have been a fan of most of their work. So to find a full length movie by read more
Oct 6, 2009
mikewando (All reviews)
This is my first review, but I feel like it needs to be written because no other review has highlighted how much of a let down this movie is.

Story (3/10): The premise is not terribly deep and can be summed up quite quickly; basically the Nazi's want to summon this ghost to kill all of the Soviets, so the Soviets send this clairvoyant teenage girl fight the ghost. The premise isn't amazing, but the movie could have still been good despite that. Where the story really goes bad are during these documentary-esque live action scenes with 'war veterans' and 'historians' (who are not actually war read more
Oct 8, 2009
SamFury (All reviews)
Pre-Review Notes
I'm going to be using a more freeform style for Movie reviews, as they are much smaller and I can describe my feelings for the movie in a much clearer fashion.

Studio 4°C’s anime transcends the borders of Japan. From Linkin Park's "Breaking the Habit", to the Animatrix, and even to the Gotham Knight, their portfolio is varied and extensive. First Squad, their latest effort, is a collaboration between two Russian directors and 4°C, crossing the sea once again to create international anime. I had high hopes for First Squad, as the Studio's last movie, Tekkon Kinkreet, was excellent. However, the bullets of the read more


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