Macross Frontier ~Sayonara no Tsubasa~ movie! The 2nd of the two movies is finally out. Sheryl and Ranka's concert scenes are impressive. If nothing else, the movie is worth watching for the sensory overload. The CGI and production are wonderful during the concerts and battles. Yoko Kanno's songs are catchy, too. The first movie and second movie took the tv series' love triangle and alien battle and filtered the fillers and mess. The movies are pretty good at cutting all the side character stories, but good to see that *spoilers*
*spoilers* all the good guys survive. *major spoilers* One of the conclusive story elements the movie addressed was the love triangle. Alto does choose Sheryl (he doesn't choose either in the tv series); c'mon Ranka is like 13? Tough choice there. *even bigger spoilers* but there a twist at the end. I think the Vajra queen took Alto to procreate; not sure about the logistics there...haha. The humans got a new planet. The aliens got a pretty boy. I think it's a fair trade. Anyway, although the characters in general are rather cut&paste anime characters, the visual & music production are sweet and worth the watch. I'm sure watching this in the theaters would be quite an experience. ~8/10 rating~ for these movies. These are movies that should actually be in 3D. By the end, I think Sheryl, Ranka and Alto are ok characters on their own. The romantic conflict between a Fairy, Cinderella and Princess wasn't so believable; maybe there should have been a beauty pagent or something.