.hack//G.U. TRILOGY (movie)

.hack//G.U. TRILOGY

What can I say? The cell­shad­ed, video game-like ani­ma­tion in this movie was awe­some. Along with the superb direc­tion of fight­ing chore­og­ra­phy, the action in this movie was absolute­ly kick­ass. To tell the truth, if it was just anoth­er run-of-the-mill, hand-drawn, and dig­i­tal­ly col­ored ani­me movie by Bee Train, I would­n’t have payed atten­tion to the action as much as I would’ve payed atten­tion to the can of coke I was drink­ing to pass the time, think­ing: “When the hell is this shit going to be over?” The ani­me por­tion of the .hack fran­chise has always took a nice direc­tion in char­ac­ter devel­op­ment, but cer­tain­ly not the action (count on the games to take care of that). This movie was a great bal­ance of both, and it was real­ly like watch­ing a video game. Great graph­ics, good eye-can­dy.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, watch­ing a video game and play­ing a video game are two total­ly dif­fer­ent things. When tak­ing the G.U. games into account… I hon­est­ly don’t know if I should real­ly rec­om­mend this movie to any­one.

Haseo is constipated
SKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEITH!!! KOTAIRO, TRIIIII-EDGEEEE!!! *insert epic explo­sion* *plop* … Shit.

I would­n’t sug­gest that this is a good sub­sti­tu­tion instead of play­ing the games, nor do I sug­gest that you would sit in awe, watch­ing this movie after play­ing the games.

Hours of game­play crammed into a film that’s about an hour long, leaves a lot of details to be missed. One of the f***ed up things about this movie is that Azure Kite was tak­en down too eas­i­ly, and we nev­er actu­al­ly get to know his true pur­pose in The World due to Haseo killing him off in this strange, alter­nate inter­pre­ta­tion of G.U. Even the beau­ti­ful­ly exe­cut­ed AIDA-infect­ed Atoli-class­room scene could­n’t make up for all the char­ac­ters and events omit­ted in this movie.

Atoli gave me nightmares last nightN‑n-…nightmares…

Giv­en a choice? Play the games, watch the movie after. If you don’t have a choice (don’t have a PS2, can’t afford all three games, etc.), I guess you… don’t have a choice — unfor­tu­nate­ly. Of course, this real­ly isn’t a bad movie. It has nice action, and a good sto­ry… but it real­ly is just a chopped-up sto­ry for those who don’t have the time to fol­low the games and want a fol­low-up to .hack//ROOTS.

HOLY ****
I shat lev­el 20 weapons. (゚Д゚)

Haseo is now a badass
The last hope.

cyber ya fer 2k
MMORPG rela­tion­ships at their finest. <3 cyber ya fer 2k

5 thoughts on “.hack//G.U. TRILOGY (movie)

  1. Not that I care for the fran­chise, but thought I should give you a head­’s up: Bandai has licensed this, and has a trail­er of it cur­rent­ly on their web­site.
    Watch­ing it reminds me of how cool it would be to have a well-made ani­mat­ed Zel­da movie… or well-done ani­mat­ed series. Either works. I like the mythos behind that fran­chise and giv­en the right tal­ent, one could make a com­pelling adaption/original sto­ry out of it.

  2. @Hel­lKo­rn: Hm, thanks for that. Haven’t been pay­ing that much atten­tion to this fran­chise since I last heard about this movie.

    Yeah, a Leg­end of Zel­da movie would be pret­ty awe­some if han­dled right, unlike that old DIC car­toon that aired way back then. They could prob­a­bly make good use of that as a good way to expand the uni­verse the fran­chise takes place in. Of course, the cliché plot that’s [cre­ative­ly] hid­den in all of install­ments of the fran­chise might weigh the movie down, but I guess that would­n’t be their fault (then again, being cliché isn’t always bad… since I do enjoy the series very much and the sto­ries behind all the install­ments).

  3. Of course, the cliché plot that’s [cre­ative­ly] hid­den in all of install­ments of the fran­chise might weigh the movie down, but I guess that wouldn’t be their fault (then again, being cliché isn’t always bad… since I do enjoy the series very much and the sto­ries behind all the install­ments).

    Cre­ative­ly? It’s the freakin’ ele­phant in the room!

    But they would­n’t have to strict­ly adhere to the typ­i­cal Zel­da plot, though. Just draw heav­i­ly on the mythos and char­ac­ter back­grounds (hey, Ganon would become even more awe­some) with a com­pe­tent director/writer, and you have a win­ner.

    Oh, and speak­ing of Ganon being awe­some and cliched plots, the fol­low­ing com­ic suma­rizes the plot of Wind Wak­er rather well, don’t you think?

    http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6796/thekingofhyruleisajerkpii5.png
    http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/720/thekingofhyruleisajerkpob8.png
    http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5486/thekingofhyruleisajerkpxm3.png
    http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/8603/thekingofhyruleisajerkpmq6.png

    P.S. How do you hotlink on this accursed blog?

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