Mobile Suit Gundam 00 - Awakening of the Trailblazer

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I was so excited when I found out that Singapore is the first country to be showing the new Gundam 00 movie outside Japan. On the same day as the Japanese premier no less. I haven't been excited about a movie in a long time and I was really looked forward to seeing this.

The show opened with some unexpectedly hilarious moments, I enjoyed all the rest of it, tightly packed, good music and all. With except a small nagging feeling that the climax wasn't as impactful as I had hoped it would be, it's really not terrible, I guess I just wished for more.

The ending was a tad abrupt, I was almost disappointed for a moment, but it eventually wrapped up beautifully with an omake after the credits at the very end. 

"Peace cannot be achieved by force. It can only be attained by understanding each other. "

I've always loved quotes from the Gundam series. The talks of war, peace and belief always makes me think that life is so much larger than just an individual of self, yet at the same time, I can make a difference in this gargantuan place by doing my best, no matter how small my actions are.

It was probably from being obsessed with Gundam Wing as a child, the things it taught me so deeply ingrained in me now -- hope, belief, persistence; existence, protect, future.

So perhaps it's only me, but watching the 00 movie was really inspiring and motivating all over again.

PS: Setsuna's all grown up (and hot) now. Totally saw some Heero moments in there.


triplealfa said...

thank you for that post! It was a great post. It made me look forward to the movie without any spoilers.

rolly said...

Thank you soo much for the information Ms. Jingna, am going to watch it this tuesday

ru.kurarin said...

great review. i was wondering whether i should go down to watch it. thanks (:

Zhang Jingna said...

Welcome and hope you guys and gals will enjoy the movie! :)

dreamtomatoes said...

wow. i got goose bumps from that trailer. when was the last time that happened??

anywaysss, i miss my Gundam Wing days.

mel said...

oh my gosh! FINALLY?!

Anonymous said...

do you know when and where would they show it in singapore again?

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