Nov 15 2011 10:27 AM
So the second movie is out subbed and just like the first it was great. More than just great.
Even though the whole story and a few characters changed (Leon beeing the father of Luca instead of the lover of Catherine, Gracia beeing controlled instead of doing it on her own, Mikael surviving, Alto vanishing and saying who he chooses) compared to the series it still had the main themes of Macross Frontier, that beeing the music, the love-triangle and galaxys plot to contrl the Vajyra. This time around you even see the three Galaxy-Masterminds.
The SMS-Flagship surfing was a nice idea, but didnt really fit in. Overall there were a few scenes I cant remember anymore that didnt really fit in.
The other point I didnt like was the ending. Sure Alto finally choosing someone was great even though it was the wrong choice in my eyes (you dont deserve Sheryl, Alto!). But I dont see the point to him vanishing with the Vajyra Queen, especially since there is no third movie planned as far as I know. It remembered me a lot of the ending of the Gundam 00 movie where the end wasnt really great either.
Music was mostly great, but as in the series most of Rankas songs werent my taste. I really had to laugh seeing the prisoners loving that kind of movies. They probably were imprisoned for not beeing manly enough.
A big surprise is that Sheryl knew the whole time what was going on instead of beeing only manipulated by Grace, who, this time, was the one beeing manipulated.
Like I already said a great movie and two-part-movie-series.
10/10 from me.