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Fast Five Review: Space Dandy (2014)

SpaceDandy

Review by Jennifer

1. Did you like it?

It’s a fun sci-fi parody. I enjoyed the first couple of episodes, but it goes for 2 seasons, which in my opinion is a bit much…

2. Why/Why not?

Space Dandy does what it says on the box – he’s a dandy guy: in space! Dandy is a vain, girl-chasing bounty hunter who travels the galaxy looking for new alien species to capture for cash. He travels with an adorable and put-upon robot assistant, and an alien who looks like a cat. There are plenty of puerile and absurd laughs to be had, if that’s what you’re into. The creators have clearly watched a lot of shows like Blakes 7, The Jetsons and UFO (or their Japanese equivalents). The more trashy, low budget vintage sci-fi you’ve seen, the funnier you’ll find this.

3. “You would enjoy this series if…”

You’re really into anime and want to know how Japan would do a show like Red Dwarf (not that this is anywhere near as brilliant as Red Dwarf).

4. “This series made me think…”

It’s been a long time since I’ve watched much anime, and I just don’t understand all its tropes and quirks anymore.

5. Stars out of five?

2.5

Fast Five Review: Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar

Review by Lukas

1. Did you like it?

It was alright.

2. Why/Why not?

Interstellar was trying to be too clever for it’s own good and so attempted to pull the wool over the audience’s eyes with special/visual effects and a lacklustre act 2 climax. Just because your name might be Christopher Nolan does not mean you are given rite of passage to make purposefully illogical movies for the sake of the almighty dollar. Although I’m sure that many people are very fond of Chistopher Nolan’s previous works, I think one’s standard should remain high rather than riding the coat tales of past successes. I’d like to think others would believe the same ethos.

3. “You would enjoy this movie if…”

You don’t care about plot holes, logic. So if you like Transformers, you’d probably like it.

4. “This series made me think…”

That producers should not be allowed into the edit suite, just to speed up a movie, effectively removing key scenes that tie a story together.

5. Stars out of five?

Let’s face facts, I’m not going to watch this again in a hurry.
2.5 stars