Gurren Lagann Movie 1: Childhood's End

Alt title: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 1: Guren-hen

Movie (1 ep x 120 min)
2008
4.283 out of 5 from 7,439 votes
Rank #491

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

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valondar May 5, 2009
Score 6.5/10

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How do you review a movie that's mostly stock footage? Guren-Hen is predominantly material ripped right from the TV series without so much as an airbrush, and while there are a couple of changes there's absolutely nothing major plotwise. If you expected a complete visual overhaul for the screen and full-blown remake with numerous plot tweaks like the new Evangelion films, well, that's not what... read more

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norishiuido Apr 22, 2015
Score 5/10

Serious pacing problems, watch the series instead then skip to the last fight in the movie (as far as I could tell it's the only new scene anyway). read more

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