October 17, 2009

Coeli's Macross Saga Part 1: Do You Remember Love?

Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
I finally gave in to watching the whole Macross series - primarily because my friends from Otakai somehow managed to persuade me into watching it. My boyfriend (who is now officially part of Otakai!) has been egging me for so long to watch it but I guess he still lacks the B.I. (Bad Influence) skills regulars of Otakai are so known for.

As per their advice, I started with the movie, Do You Remember Love? just to get the feel of Macross. Now don't get me wrong. I pretty much know stuff about Macross, having played the game in the old-school NES (aka Family Computer here in the Philippines) and I pretty much know who Lynn Minmay is. I also know the characters of Macross Frontier - Sheryl X Alto FTW! - and since my boyfriend sits right next to me at the office, I am forced to listen to all their songs.

Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?So I watched Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Man that title is so long.) I got pretty bored at the first part and I was almost tempted to push the stop button of my media player. I even kept looking at the time to see how long I have to sit down and watch Lynn Minmay sing. Then the amusing parts came: the Zentradi started attacking. What's so amusing about this is how they constantly shouted "Yak! Deculture!" which made me snicker every time they'd say it. If it weren't for that line, I would've stopped watching already. (Up until now, I still don't know if it's Yak or Yack.)

So I met the other characters like Hikaru and Hayase. Oh and Roy Focker and Claudia. Roy Focker's cool. Crude, yet cool. Too bad he died that way. The Meltlandi too - female counterparts of the Zentradi; they're pretty but damn as hell they're big.

Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?What's fascinating about Macross is how they weaved a story of how humans were created. Created, not born. That kept me watching intently. It's pretty reminiscent of Atlantis and Lemuria and all that. The stuff about protoculture and deculture and whatever culture is intriguing and I salute the creators of Macross for getting me interested over something like that!

I do however, find it funny that Lynn Minmay's singing can stop the wars. Sure, she did sing a song that was created thousands of years ago... I still find it funny nonetheless. Oh and I dislike Lynn Minmay. She's irritating and clingy and she's too girly!! Kyuun~ Kyuun~ Kyuun~ XD For the sake of the title of the movie, Do You Remember Love? is a love story between Hikaru, Hayase and Minmay. The aliens and the Valks were added there so that it can be called Macross. At least, that's what I think.

Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?Ohhhh yeah, I forgot an integral part of Macross! VALKYRIES. Well, I'm not interested in them at all. I couldn't even tell each one apart from the other save for the colors. VF-whatever... No way am I going to start collecting them anytime in the near millennium.

Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?I think this post probably didn't really make sense. Buuuuuut~ I'll still continue with my Coeli's Macross Saga Part 2: Macross Frontier as soon as I finish watching it~~ Siao Pai Lon~!
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