Post by dancadera on Sept 16, 2008 10:51:21 GMT -5
So they're trying to tie this series up answering questions that they forgot to pose 20 episodes ago, Vajra's have intestines instead of brains so they're gonna use Ranka against humanity. Too late jerkfaces, but Studio Nue beat you to the punch using Ranka against humanity when this show started.
This week was okay, (I'm sure the fact the SDF-1 showed up for a millisecond constitutes this as the greatest anime moment of 2008) but the fact now they're trying to tell a story, which is okay, except who the fuck has an iota of emotional involvement because they didn't do a goddamn thing in the entire series to make anyone on the planet give a shit about a single character. Ranka's brother? That wacky Colonol woman? Who could possibly give a fuck?!
There are good parts to this show, but seriously I bet someone could edit this from 26 episodes to 6 and it would be better beyond adjectives
Hey, if the cut all the story parts into something cohesive I'd be down with it. I'm pretty sure you could tell the story of this series in 90 minutes or less without missing anything important whatsoever.
Final thoughts: This show is/was/and shall ever be remembered by me as an utterly fucking useless waste of 22 minutes a week. This is the first downside of being able to watch shows as they come out in Japan, if you don't like something it lasts forever. If it wasn't called "macross" I would have probably stopped around episode 6.
Coincidentally 6 is the exact number of episodes I've decided they could have edited these 25 episodes into and told the exact same story with the exact same effect.
No character development whatsoever was the main problem, along with no clear motive for the bad guys who they barely showed, let alone did they do anything to make the Va-Jay-Jays seem as a viable threat. These two things alone doomed the show on their own demerits. If the bad guys aren't threatening and have no reason to be there, and they don't do anything to make you care about the good guys...what the fuck is the point of this show?
Which the answer might be...to sell soundtracks to thousands of Japanese perverts (check the sales) who think Ranka is Queen Moe 2008. I can't think of a single other reason. No story, no plot, no characters. What else is there? It's not like even Sheryl went through some kind of transformation to be a better person or anything. And Alto? Sweet Christ! That dude had to be in the top 5 the most beige leading men in any anime I've ever seen.
And no, I'm not just judging it against Code Geass. Fucking even Gurren Lagaan which is like my 5th favorite show I've watched in the past 12 months is somewhere around 17.8 million times better than Frontier in almost every discernible respect except for cheap nostalgia. It's not even that Froniter is that bad, it's that it's so godamn boring and bland I spend half the tiem watching the clock waiting for the 22 minutes to be over so I can go do something else. Which we've established is entertainment's worst possible sin haven't we.
Anyhow, cheers to never hearing the Aimo, Aimo song again as long as I live. Fuck you Macross Frontier...Fuck fucking you.
Last Edit: Oct 1, 2008 11:08:48 GMT -5 by dancadera
Sept 22...Keroro Gunsou finally on DVD!
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I maintain that anything good in the show could be chopped into about 6 episodes and even then the show would qualify as "pretty good" at best because there still wouldn't be any story/character development to speak of.