>Does a great job showing how scary and damaging giant robots fighting in a city would actually look. Most series kind of soft sell this
>Lots of dead civilians and minor characters
>Perfectly paced for 3/4 of the story
>Gundam not used until well into the story (good)
>Bugs are just really goofy looking.
>Ending super rushed
>Iron Mask just decides to fight even though he doesn't have to
>Should have been 2-3 movies and could have been the Japanese equivalent of Star Wars.
Yeah, I think the pacing is fine for 3/4 of the movie. And as you said, it just jumps right to the end. Which is why I think it would have been best to make 2-3 films out of the story.
What we have now feels like the first part of Star Wars, and then you tacked on the end where they fight the Emperor from Return of the Jedi.
Iron Mask also needed more development and backstory. It's kind of just thrown into the dialogue of the final fight that he's a Cyber-Newtype. He's introduced and killed without every really doing much so he's not even that menacing or interesting. I think he only has the one cool scene where he calls out the assassin.
In universe, it's actually anti-climatic. The leader of the Vanguards dies really early on in the conflict before it really even started. And it's not like he had to, he just decided to rashy fight by himself.
I rewatched F91 just a handful of days ago. I really like it, but it's such a waste of potential.
I'm not sure it needed to be a 50 episode series, but it would have been better served by a 6-10 episode OVA or with two or three movies instead of one. It's more interesting than Victory, for sure.
Admittedly F91 is one of my Top 3 Gundam franchise entries.
It may have some issues here and there, but overall it was very well done despite being TV show put to film(as stated before). I do wish it had been thirty minutes longer to plug any other gaps, but that's a pipedream at best.
Human skulls and parts rarely actually "split" apart unless they're practically pulverized. Our insides are webbed together and tied down by tissue so it it generally holds together well. If it did damage her skull significantly I'd imagine the skull caved in where it was struck.
G-Cannon... cannons are 130mm. The M-46, a common artillery piece, fired 130mm shells that weighed ~32 kg filled. Considering it's the casing that hit her, it's going to be substantially lighter.
Hence one of the reasons why they did not want to go with Tomino's original idea behind Gundam.
The were called Mobile SUITS for a reason.
>>Bugs are just really goofy looking.
Tomino said he wanted something more menacing and scary than colony gassing.
He failed. Bugs are just goofy and those scenes are more likely to make me smile than anything.
A gassing scene could have been creepy, watching everyone panic and gasping for air.
Alternatively he could have kept it simple:
Giant laser weapon.
>Bugs are goofy
>People being ripped to shreds by flying saws with only one purpose: Kill everything.
Yeah. That's really goofy. It's like slipping on a banana peel, except the banana peel is covered in sharp spikes and wants to eviscerate your very soul. Hilarious.
It looks goofy to adults, he wanted to make something scary for CHILDREN.
Gassing isn't enough for kids because they don't understand it, they just people fall over and die. Lasers are just cool. Being cut up into little bits while being set on fire, THAT they understand.