Wednesday, January 5, 2011

[Ended] Iron Man: Beyond Far-fetched

I was quite skeptical about this anime before the season start, mostly due to the bad memory from the previous anime adaptation of a well-known western fiction, Ultraviolet. But soon, I realized that I'm actually in for a somewhat pleasant surprise...until the last episode.

Even though the story itself rides on a far-fetched concept to begin with, the last episode, in my opinion, is just a bit way out of whack. I don't know whether it is their true intent from get-go to create a plot hole that is big enough for a aircraft carrier to cruise through so they can plug it up with loads of nonsense, or did they just by accident cornered themselves by going off in some weird direction early on. Whatever it is, it had made the last episode into a something that I felt completely out of sync with rest of the series. But that's not to say the rest of the series is any better.

I guess it all depends on the level of expectation. If by any chance you had high expectations for it, you'd be in for disappointment. But if you don't set your bar so high and be able to turn your common sense down just a bit, you might actually enjoy it.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 80 (Somewhat dramatic, almost overly dramatic)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 88 (Pretty good)
Art/Animation: 86 (Very...marvel looking)
Sound/Music: 89 (Exciting BGM)
Character: 82 (Already pre-defined)
Plot: 71 (Holes, big holes)
Ending: 70 (Out of whack)

Re-watch value: 30 (I don't think so)

Overall: 80 - B

Recommendation: I'm not going to recommend it, nor am I going to recommend against it. But if you do watch, as long as you don't set your expectation too high,
and are able to ignore some major plot hole, you should be able to enjoy it.

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