Bitterly disappointed. It’s just a “fine” blend of:
- Godzilla (Gojira) & co.
- Evangelion (to be seen without esitation: surely more authentic and enjoyable, if you want to ditch the 1995 TVseries try the recent re-made movies by Hideaki Anno)
- Transformers (what a load of crap)
- with traces of:
- Top Gun
- Starship troopers
- and obviously Gundam!
Add some good old “american way” to the max. Weak and banal plot. CGI effects… the same. Funny guidande system that requires two human pilots with a neural connection but a direct mechanical contact to walk. And: the master of giant robots (the Japanese in the seventies) already knew that putting the command center in the head of the robot it’s a little bit risky (no way Amuro Rei sits there) but no! We’ll put everything in there!
I was expecting a lot more from Guillermo Del Toro. Sure he enjoed his visit to Odaiba. This kind of tribute to japanese anime/robot is normally enjoyable but not this american-powered version.