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Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch

The long-awaited sequel to the second season of Code Geass and the revelation surrounding Lelouch's fate. One already had the feeling that there would be more behind it and that the protagonist did not find his end. Here, more small questions and his presence are cleared up.

Of course, it is understandable that this fact is a thorn in the side of many. Lelouch was an iconic protagonist who probably made the greatest self-sacrifice and is the model antihero that everyone would think of.

In that sense, for me, this movie didn't ruin the ending of the second season. Lelouch was already someone who would gladly die for his goals in the first season (especially noticeable in the Euphy arc). But that doesn't mean he would just turn down opportunities to be resurrected. This just benefits him more, as he continues to get the chance to atone for some of his actions and perform more useful actions.

Well, now leaving aside the whole Lelouch thematics, whether it is right or wrong to bring him back. What's the point of the movie anyway, aside from being brought back?

The film is an average action ham as it is known in the book. Explosions, shooting, war, overpowered abilities of the enemy and the end. The film conveyed a completely different atmosphere than the anime, as the "reason" was simply missing here. All opponents and all actions, happened so spontaneously that you can not even feel connected to them. According to the principle of "it just happened".

The animations have been most impressive, except it was about the later CGI, which was still above average but could no longer keep the level of the series. Or as soon as the characters were drawn from a distance and again consisted of only 70% legs.

What impressed me more about the movie was CC and Kalen, who for once got more character traits and personality than in both seasons. Here you saw more reactions from them and also natural movements. Yes, fan service was still present, how can Code Geass exist without fan service I ask myself?

Conclusion

As a movie, it was entertaining enough. But it didn't have anything to stand out in any way. It might as well have been a filler arc if there weren't some important scenes here. Frankly, I'd rather the movie had no antagonists and no action and devoted more to the characters, including Lelouch and Suzaku. But this was just slapped on and done.

[Enjoyment 7]

4/10 story
7.5/10 animation
6/10 sound
4.5/10 characters
5/10 overall
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