July 12, 2008

Very Cursory Gurren Laggan Review

 19.95 for the first 9 episodes of what is a very highly regarded show. OK...sure.

I'm really not impressed with the art style or the animation.

 Hmmm...2 male leads...one is an idiot...one is a nebbish.

feh...

OK, the Nebbish hero (?) is a digger in a Dystopic underground village...
It's like Logans Run meets Dirty Jobs....
Good grief...is there such a thing as "Gainax Opening"?

This show was heavily hyped.

This makes it is clear that the popular culture has passed me by. I think I'm gonna...wait..what..?

....Holy fricking crap!!!!

SUDDENLY....STUFF BLOWED UP!

...and then there's this huge toothy monster falling from the sky/ceiling trashing everything like this is some kaiju film and its rampaging and terrorizing and..wait! There's somebody in there trying to stop it...the monster is getting shot at by....
 


OH...

MY...

GOD...


It's 'YOKO'

... who is quite possibly the most awesomest example of awesomely awesome awesomeness evah!
Awesome has been weaponized!

She's a pulchritudinous post apocalyptic hourglass filled with whup-ass who is so effing badass she's got a gun bigger than she is and a fricking SKULL for a hairpiece!!

Even more awesome... to balance the badassery...this red headed Annie Oakley of  a dark tomorrow seems level headed, smart and
...shockingly...
out and out pleasant!!

Wow!!

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!

It gets even BETTER....
...because there
IS a (sorta) giant robot.
It's a silly looking head with arms and legs...but its bad-ass too!
The nebbish and the Yoko and the idiot team up and villainous asses are kicked most satisfyingly...
...and there is a pig-mole-thing...
...who bites off his own ass to save the day!?
(no really)
....and theres big robots...with faces in their chests (!!!) ...and robots combining into bigger robots and silliness and wackiness and heroism and tilting at windmills and a bunch of misfits  fighting against incredible odds and...
"gasp"  "wheeze"....
Anyway...4 episodes in, his looks like it could be quite a fun show ...


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