|sailorstarsun (sailorstarsun) wrote,|
@ 2011-10-08 20:56:00
Ridiculous tennis is ridiculous.
So at the last moment I decided to actually go see the new Prince of Tennis movie. It came out last month, but I oddly wasn't all that interested in seeing it. Until I bought the previously mentioned calendar. .^^ Somehow, that ignited the desire to see it. But since it's already been out a month, this is the last weekend it'll be in theaters, so despite the fact that I'm supposed to be in no spending money at all mode until payday (Monday... or Tuesday, whenever my company feels like it...), I kind of had to go now, or I wouldn't be able to see it.
So I went.
It was as usual. The characters were love, the tennis was ridiculous, and, of course, Ryoma wins in the end (cue eyeroll). It was a little bit darker than either the series itself or the first movie, but had the usual fun moments.
And yes, Tezuka rode Atobe. .... I mean... rode with Atobe. On a waverunner.
In one part, Tezuka needs to go find Ryoma, who took off somewhere down the Thames River. Atobe
has a grand scheme to get him alone offers to take him on a 2-seater waverunner that he happens to have in England for some reason, but just as they're about to leave, some other guys show up. The others are all insisting they go too, and then Atobe is like "Fuck you guys" (maybe not in those exact words) "my watercraft only seats two and you're ruining my plan." Then, out of fuckin' nowhere, Higa shows up with a boat. And, hooray, now everyone can go.
However, despite there now being a boat that can carry everyone going, Tezuka still rides with Atobe on the waverunner.
Also, at one point Fuji literally rides in on a white horse to save Kite. Now, I'm not saying I'm going to start shipping them or something, but... wow.
Actually, Kite was pretty badass throughout the whole movie.
Shippy-wise, any hardcore Tezuka/Fuji fans probably found themselves disappointed (unless they're the "OMG, they're standing next to each other!" type...). Any hardcore Tezuka/Shiraishi fans got spoiled. The two were pretty much together always (besides the time(s) Tezuka was riding Atobe ;P ). Golden Pair fans didn't get much, but one very special picture at the end. And the original character bad guys of the movie are pretty much canon.
All in all, it was pretty nostalgic to be seeing something from this anime that I love to hate or hate to love or whatever after all this time. I would definitely recommend it to any PoT fan who has an hour to kill. It did, however, also remind me of why I don't actually care about the series itself anymore.
And in completely other news, 83 days after paying, taking the lead for longest wait for a doll ever (over the previous record of 72 days), I finally got shipping notice for my pony. And I'm happy to know he's finally on his way, but I'm still miffed that people who paid theirs off a month after I did got theirs first. WTF?