not for beginners
I just rented the North American DVD and was surprised to see a US movie
trailer in the package. This trailer says the movie was in theaters in
January of 2003. I don\'t remember seeing anything like that in the local
newspaper. Maybe it was a limited run in selected cities. Anyway I must
you that like most movies based on existing series there is no
reintroduction of the characters. That means if you don\'t know who does
the movie won\'t tell you. Also the Special Vehicles Unit takes a
role because the story revolves around the captain\'s detective friend.
means your favourite characters will hardly get any screen time or lines
say. I will give the movie a "B" rating..
I was completely jazzed to track down the third Patlabor movie; the
first two are among my favorites.
The third lacked that certain something...namely the main characters
from the first two, reduced to minor supporting roles at best. We don't
see the progression of the characters like we did between 1 and 2,
which, to be honest, was part of what I was looking forward to seeing
in the third. They showed up, a little; I found it funny when Captain
Goto, in a meeting, asked why he was there. I had to laugh, because I
was asking the same question, as he seemed to me to be in the scene
just so people knew it was Patlabour 3. If Section 2 didn't show up in
some form, even a few scenes, people would not have been able to tell.
So they did. In a few scenes.
I was disappointed..