So, after MONTHS of waiting (since, yknow…Japanese movies tend to not get bootlegged, and I don’t speak Japanese, so I had to wait for Subs…) I finally got to see the 40th Anniversary Kamen Rider movie….
And it was awesome. Simply awesome.
The basic plot of Let’s Go Kamen Rider doesn’t really require you to be familar with any particular Rider series, at least more than vaguely familar with. The two main Riders are Kamen Rider OOO and Kamen Rider Den-O. OOO was the current Rider when the film was released in April, and Den-O travels through time on a giant flying train of doom.
That’s pretty much all you need to know.
In the movie, OOO’s is fighting a monster, and begins wondering why it’s not bleeding medals after each attack (similar to when Double was attacking a Yummy in Movie War Core, wondering why it DID bleed Medals…). The monster possesses a small boy, and we are greeted by the Den-Liner (aforementioned Train o’ Doom) and the appearance of Kamen Rider Den-O. He explains what he does, and that the monster was called an Imagin.
He follows the Imagin back fourty years to the past, during the era of Riders 1 and 2. OOO and Ankh follow him, and hillarity (not so much) ensues.
OOO and Ankh chase down an Imagin, and gets knocked back by Den-O, who finishes off the Imagin. In the chaos, Ankh drops a Cell Medal, and doesn’t realize it until they get back to the present time. Of course, the time line has been altered.
Now, Dai Shocker is in control of the world-and has taken over Rider 1 and 2 and turned them evil. So the crew goes BACK in time, to try and prevent them from fucking it up again-and it just gets worse.
Fast forward back to Shocker-Controlled Present. Eiji, Ankh, and Kotaro are all crucified for the public, until Riders 1 and 2 show up.
They reveal they broke the brainwashing long ago, and have just been waiting to strike. The people rise up in support of the Riders, and we get a giant battle royal-putting EVERY CORE RIDER from Riders 1 and 2 all the way to OOO. Chaos ensues, and the leader of Shocker is revealed to be a giant monster of doom.
Instead of calling their zords, the secondary Riders (ie: Accell, Birth, etc) show up, and we get one giant Kamikaze attack and destroy the monster. Time is restored to normal, and everyone goes home happy.
All in all, it was a GREAT movie. Very fun. Infinitly better than Movie War Core (which I liked thank you very much!) We get a return of Philip and Shotoro, who are total BAD ASSES. Everything about this movie is just pure unbridled fun and awesome. I can only imagine the Gokaiger movie is similar to this (199 whatever, not the Ghost Ship one.)
Check it out. Over-Time has it subbed (thanks to KitSubs) and its AWESOME. Go. Do it now!