THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS SPOILERS . IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET CLICK THE LINK BELOW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLqmH77g_s)
In 1987 the world was introduced to Mega Man. From his 8 bit beginings the world fell in love with the blue bomber (though it took awhile for people here in North America), the game was such a hit that a sequel was in the works, and then another one and another one and so on. Mega Man had a lasting impact on the world so much so that a everyone (a small fanbase) wanted to see a movie based on Mega (animated or live-action). Finally on May 7 2010, we finally got our wish. This is Mega Man.
In the year 20XX, Dr. Thomas Light, a Nobel Prize winning professor in the field of Robotics, creates a series of 6 revolutionary robots entitled the “Robot Master Series DRN” in an effort to use robotics as a mean to better mankind. As a side project he built two humanoid androids a male Rock and female Roll, they were built to be as human as possible due to Light not being able to having children after the passing of his wife.
Meanwhile, after the creation of the series gains Light his Nobel Prize in Physics and notoriety, his partner and colleague, Dr. Albert Wily, grows enraged and jealous of Light’s success. Secretly, a man who wants control and power, Dr. Wily decides to reprogram and steal the Robot Master Series to do his bidding so he can wreak havoc and gain control of the city. As Wily begins to steal more of Light’s creations, it becomes clear to him he has the resources to systemically gain more and more control in an effort to reach his ultimate goal: total world domination.
With a strong sense of duty and regard for humanity, Rock volunteers to receive a battle upgrade in an effort to battle Wily’s forces, thus donning the name “Mega Man”.
Mega Man battles the Robot Masters valiantly but his greatest chalange: Wiley’s Fortress. Wiley launches the Yellow Devil on Mega Man and it nearly kills him, but help came in the form of Proto Man. With Rock dying Wiley send his Copy Robot out to capture Roll.
Dr. Light manages to repair Rock in time for the final battle and give him some last minute upgrades to his arsenal. Mega man goes to Wiley’s Fortress and saves Roll, destroys the Copy Robot and destroys the Fortress.
Wiley surrenders and wallows in his defeat. Rock and Roll (still no pun) sits at the peir look at the city and talk about how they’re glad everything is back to normal.
The film ends with Rock and Roll (NO PUN!!) go home with Blues watching them. Rock watches over the city from a rooftop and puts his helmet on, and prepares for his next adventure.
This was a very impressive film from start to finish. It does have its flaws in terms of special effects and acting. Dave Malbeck (Wiley), Edward Young (Light) and Alan Fung (Elec man) really stole the show in their performances (Malbeck especially). The film’s director (Eddie Lebron) did say he was interested in making a sequel but would need $15,000 finance the film (may I recomend Kickstarter or IndieGoGo). Let’s hope they find a way to make it.
And if you do I’d love to contribute to the story, I have a few ideas that could make the sequel exciting.
RANK: 5 out of 5