Trigun: Badlands Rumble
Mimi: Vash the Stampede returns in one heck of a spectacular film, along with the rest of the characters whom we loved so much from the original classic series. That’s right, Milly, Meryl, and Wolfwood, and they’re better than ever before. One incredible thing that this film manages to do is to capture the essence of the TV series; Vash is still the same ‘ol perverted, donut-crazed, save-don’t-kill idiot, and the comedy and setting are just like in the original. It’s wonderful to see all the characters animated by today’s standards; if you’re a big, nostalgic Trigun fan, prepare to be utterly breathless by the end of the film.
This time, Vash stumbles upon an extremely dangerous robber called Gasback. During an operation, Gasback is betrayed by one of his subordinates named Cain, and Vash interrupts them to make sure that no one gets killed…and to get compensation for his donuts which were stepped on. Twenty years later, Cain owns a big town, and Gasback is on his way to get revenge on him. Of course, Vash also travels to this town, meets a mysterious woman, bumps into his ‘ol friends, and ultimately tries to protect everyone from Gasback’s attack. The action is nothing short of being impressive, chaotic, and extremely entertaining, and there’s plenty of buildings getting blown to bits, crazy beer drinking, and all of that awesomeness to go around.
The plot may be a simple one, but think of this as a lost episode from the TV series or something. If you haven’t seen the original, then I highly suggest that you check it out first because the film is clearly aimed more towards the fans. Those who have some kind of attachment to the characters will find more to appreciate here. But if you’re really just in the mood for some incredible entertainment without any understanding of the characters, then go for it! I still hope you watch the original though..!
Mimi’s Score: 8.5 Meeps out of 10 (Very Good)