Last night we finally got around to watching the Tiger & Bunny movie. We'd been trying to get to it for about a week or two, but things just kept popping up that prevented us from having the time. And Tiger & Bunny is one of those odd shows where we love it and we know we love it, but when we're not watching it, we forget how much we love it, so we're like, "Eh. It can wait." Then of course as soon as we start watching, we're like, "How could we ever not love this show? We need to watch it all the time, it's so awesome!"
The movie's pretty good, too. We knew going into it that it was going to have a lot of the same stuff as the first two episodes of the series, and that's a good thing, because it means we weren't disappointed by recap. I actually had been under the impression that the new stuff that happened (and we knew there had to be new stuff, because the movie is about 90 minutes long, and two episodes aren't even 60) came between episodes one and two, but it didn't. That's probably good, too, because if the majority of the new stuff came before another rerun, it would be kind of a letdown.
It was really interesting though, because it felt like they pretty much showed episodes one and two as-is...only longer and more rushed. Of course there were little bits added, like Tiger putting his costume on in the car...while he was driving. It's a wonder he's lived as long as he has. I know he's a superhero and all, but when his powers aren't activated, he's just a regular guy, right? And there was a kind of a music video type fantasy sequence of Kotetsu remembering his wife that was all like, "Awwwww!" And! the jerky ice skater was still played by Miyu Irino! It was bittersweet, because it's like, "Irino-kun! Yay!" and also like, "How can the kid who plays Sora play such a jerk?"
As for the new stuff that happened...I don't know. It was cool, but I guess maybe it was the stunning visuals. There wasn't a lot of heart. And once they figured out that the guy's power was switching places with people, it got pretty repetitive. Like, "Okay, we get it! Just figure out a way to catch him already!" But the part where Kotetsu had an idea was pretty awesome.
So overall, I liked it well enough, but I was like, "I like how they did it in the TV series better..." Still not as bad as the Gundam Seed movies as far as recap is concerned, hoo boy. We're looking forward to the next movie, which looks like now that they've set up the world (for all the people who watch movies but not TV), they'll be able to take the story and run with something new. And hopefully it won't be as tedious as trying to catch Robin Baxter turned out to be.
Today I'm thankful for finally getting to watch Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning, having more light in our room, buttered popcorn Jelly Bellies, the super awesome 100th episode of Castle, and our Goof Troop DVD arriving today.