Eureka Seven: Good Night Sleep Tight Young Lovers

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Eureka Seven: Good Night Sleep Tight Young Lovers

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  1. I’m a HUGE fan of “RahXephon”. I don’t think it’s the best anime out there, but it’s by far the one I love the most. I’m saying this because watching “Good Night Sleep Tight Young Lovers” on the big screen in September reminded me of the revolting experience of watching Xephon’s own “re-imagining” movie “Pluralitas Concentio”. But the Eureka movie is even more abominable, since it doesn’t just change details, but almost everything, and I could honestly see no reason to even keep the names of the characters.

    I have to admit I couldn’t finish the original “Eureka Seven”. Something just prevented me from caring enough for the story, so I dropped it around Episode 20. But for all its flaws, the show has potential (and maybe even realizes it further on in the series) and a logical plot. It wasn’t engaging for me, but I don’t think it’s bad. The movie however has no logic whatsoever. It re-uses a lot of the original footage in a VERY illogical way, changes almost everything there is to change, AND ADDS POKEMON-LIKE CREATURES WITH “KYUKCHU” LINES!!! Seriously, I loved the “Kaway Aliens” from Excel Saga, but Excel is a *beeping* parody! And if anything, GNSTYL is dramatically devoid of ANY humor whatsoever.

    To be perfectly honest, the only thing of worth about this movie is the making featurete, where the actor dubbing Renton cracks some pretty cool jokes.

    So, in a nutshell, this is one of those completely pointless and obviously sad movies which you feel kinda embarrassed to have seen. DO AVOID PLEASE.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I got a chance to see this movie at a special screening back in September. I really enjoyed the anime series and was looking forward to this adaptation. I knew going in that was a reimagining of the story, not a continuation. Still, I had high hopes. So believe me, my disappointment in the end result was all the more staggering. First off, and most egregiously, the movie reuses animation from the series, which is unacceptable. Even when they don’t reuse footage, they cut corners by having far away and still shots with dialogue overlayed, so as to not have to spend money on animating the characters. Secondly, the new story is a total mess. I understand they wanted to take a new direction, but some of the choices for the characters are questionable at best, disgusting at worse. For instance, Dewey, the villain of the series, is now a pedophile who kidnapped the crew of the Gecko while they were still children for his own amusement. Huh? Really? And, oh yeah, Eureka? No longer an alien, but a robot. Yes. A robot. And Nirvash? Well, he was a little Pokemon-type creature that grew into a mecha. Seriously. And that’s all just in the first half hour. All this and more, combined with the terrible english dubbing, made me walk out of a movie theater for the first time in my life. I highly doubt the ending, or any special blu-ray features, redeem it by any means. Even if you’re a fan of the series – or ESPECIALLY if you’re a fan of the series – I recommend avoiding this travesty at all costs.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I just saw this movie and i liked it, i’m a big fan of the series and i’m not dissapointed with this i loved it!
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Great Movie but it is not a continuation of the original series . It is a new interpretation of the story ,but using the same charters in a whole new way. If your eureka seven fan it’s a must have and hopefully they will release the blu-ray TV series box-set that where release in Japan
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. As excited as I was to see this movie (since Eureka SeveN is one of my favorite anime series), I was very disappointed. While it was great to see Eureka SeveN animated on the big screen, the plot was a mess. They tried to pack far too much into a 2 hour movie. I found myself over-concentrating while watching so that I could TRY to understand the plot. Watching a movie should be enjoyable, not frustrating and confusing as a result of numerous plotholes. The plot of the anime series is equally complicated, but you have 50 episodes to digest it, and the focus is on character development and interaction. All of this is lost in the movie version. The movie also tends to TELL you the plot, rather than SHOW you the plot, because, again, they were packing too much plot into it. There are many scenes where the screen is just showing you a landscape while a character talks at length explaining the plot/situation/background. It’s lazy and gets old and boring quickly.

    This movie isn’t really great for fans of the anime OR new fans. I went to see the movie with someone who had never seen the series, and he was just confused and didn’t care about the characters (b/c of lack of character development). The movie also relies on fans just accepting the romance and love between Eureka and Renton without showing it blossom. They even used the old anime trope of a “childhood friend.” I suppose they are hoping that fans of the series will gladly accept the romance because of the development in the series.

    For fans of the series, the new personalities and backgrounds of the characters we’ve grown to know and love does nothing but alienate the fans. I understand that this is supposed to be a “re-imagining” and therefore have a completely different story and characterizations, but it’s just disconcerting to see your favorite characters fill entirely different roles and act in (sometimes) in a deplorable manner. We also never really get to see any character development or enough background to truly understand the characters’ motivations. You just have to accept them on face value.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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