It's no big secret that when it comes to live-action adaptations of anime, the results are at best of dubious quality – regardless of where the film was produced. While people bag ad nauseam on Hollywood's various ill-fated stabs at turning anime into big-screen magic, the truth is the Japanese themselves aren't much better at it. So it's kind of a small miracle that Space Battleship Yamato – the long-awaited, highly ambitious live-action adaptation of the beloved classic TV series – wound up as a quite solid and entertaining (if flawed) sci-fi action movie, rather than the large-scale disaster it could've easily become.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 10:04 AM