2014 Dallas International Film Festival: Space Battleship Yamato
Walk into any comic-con or comic book store and sing, “Fighting with the Gamilas…” and you probably hear the second half of that song screamed from across the room in seconds. Starblazers was the animated action soap opera kids couldn’t wait to get home and watch after school. In 2010, the dream became reality.
Space Battleship Yamatois the big budget, effects-laden long-awaited live action version of the legendary animated series. The year is 2199. Mankind teeters on the brink of extinction as the Gamilas, a heinous race of alien invaders, wage an endless war to control Earth. The last hope for humanity lies on the distant planet of Iskander, and the only battleship capable of attempting the journey is the legendary Yamato. Together with his crew, Yamato ventures bolding into the depths of space to unlock the secrets of Iskander before their world is changed forever. With dazzling special effects and a darker than advertised story; this live-action adaptation is a definite a crowd pleaser.