Thursday, May 13, 2010

Megaman movie review.

You've seen video game movies before, haven't you? Such gems like Street Fighter, Double Dragon, Super Mario Bros. And even the Mortal Kombat Movies. However, there is a Megaman movie. It's not made by Hollywood. It's an independent film directed by Eddie Lebron.

You do have to give it some thought and a chance. It is an independent film, not a Hollywood movie. So is it good? Well, your mileage may vary on here.

The film starts off by showing a typical city, busy with cars, people and all that type of stuff. Anyway, cue Dr. Light. The creator of Megaman, known as Rock, Roll and the first six batch of robots from Megaman 1. We also have Dr. Wily. Yes, the actor who played Wily used a fake German Accent, which sounded like it was slipping at times. Same with his mustache. Though, he was an enjoyable character. I liked him. Dr. Light looked alright. Had the bread and all. His appearance sort of reminded me of the Dr. Light from the Ruby Spears cartoon. Roll was okay. Rock himself was okay. His roll seemed rather flat. It was rather amusing seeing him play Contra and loosing at it.

Now for the Robot Masters. We have three Robotmasters who look human and three who are in CGI. The CGI robots look cheesy and campy, much like you would see in a SyFy Channel movie.

The Human robots, Iceman, Elecman and Fireman. Well...

Fireman looks somewhat... okay. He looks like somewhat like a NASCAR driver who can ignite a flame head, in one shot of the movie. He didn't have his flame cannons, though. Iceman and Elecman both look like Scropion and Sub-Zero in their suits, along with a pair of goggles. Elecman's hair is well... all wild and untamed. I guess they went with the “frizzy hair” for him.

Now for the CGI robotmasters. They are cheesy and corny looking, but this is an Independent film. Cutman looks like something out of a nightmare; not as scary as Captain N's “Cutsmans”, though. No mouth. At least he's orange. Bombman needs to go on a Subway diet and Gutsman... well. He looked pretty good, despite he has a red nose and somewhat sounds like Bulkhead from Transformers animated.

So, Dr. Wily activates them and they go have “fun” in the city. Yeah, fun in the city. Or as Wily says...

“The shitty is yo playground!” In his faux pas accent.

So, we have the Robotmasters walk into the city. No one really notices or cares if three Cgi Robots and Three human played ones enter a city and cause mayhem. Everyone seems rather calm. I guess it's “New York”... Even the battle drones from Iron Man 2 posed a threat, than these guys.

So, all the Robotmasters wreck hell on the CGI cars and no one screams in terror. Enter Megaman who pretty much kicks their asses and they exit away.

Much later, Megaman battles the Robotmasters again. However, the battles are extremely short and not all that interesting. Again, independent film. Iceman and Elecman seemed pretty cool when they were going to battle Megaman. Iceman having a “Wreck-Gar” insanity case and Elecman being an asshole. Speaking of Elecman.

He was quickly disposed of with one hit from Protoman. BOOM HEADSHOT! Eh.. yeah. Anyways....

I will not spoil the rest. This is not a bad movie, for being an independent film. You have to give the director a break here. However, the acting could've been better. A lot of the lines generated from Rock himself felt dry and rather wooden. Roll was okay. Dr. Light was okay. Wily was tolerable, but enjoyable. I can possibly say Iceman and Elecman had a lot of character going on from them, despite getting disposed of easily.

In closing, I am gonna give this movie a report card score.

Grade: C

1 comment:

  1. I don't know. I disagree with your rating, for a fan film I think they could have done a lot better, with better costumes and actors. We've already seen the potential of both in another fan film, Street Fighter: The Legacy. The fight scenes in the Megaman movie were horrendous, the acting was terrifyingly stale, and Protoman looked like a fat Sulu from the Star Trek series. I tried watching it and found myself fast forwarding because of the terrible acting that made me face palm myself until I needed an excedrin. Just because it's Megaman doesn't mean you have to give it a higher rating, I love Megaman and this is NOT the homage I wanted to see for it.