The Invid ? Bigger and Badder
Mr. JKW | Honolulu, Hawai'i | 03/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Robotech: Genesis, contains Episodes 74 - 79 of the ultra-intense third story arc (The New Generation) in the classic, ground-breaking, epic Americanized anime series from the 80s, Robotech.Robotech was the most popular of the Americanized Japanese anime series to hit American TV in the 1970s and 1980s. Known for its cutting edge animation, high-tech battle scenes, futuristic weapons (planes, tanks, motorcyles that transform into robots), cool alien invaders, and realistic and compelling storylines, Robotech swept an entire generation and put Japanese Anime forever on the map of American pop culture.THE STORY:Several years after the events of the Robotech Masters saga, the earth is conquered by a deadly alien race called the Invid. Out of the ashes rises a resistance movement of Robotech freedom fighters committed to reclaiming earth and vanquishing the Invid conquerors...The New Generation story arc chronicles Scott Bernard's freedom fighters' deadly journey across the world in search of the Invid's Reflex Point as they battle not only the merciless Invid, but also the perils of a lawless Earth full of cutthroat humans looking to survive at ANY cost....In this particular volume the stakes continue to rise as the Invid grows stronger and our heroes begin to tire from the CONSTANT struggles put against them.THE EPISODES:Here's a rundown of the episodes featured on this DVD:Episode 74 - Annie's Wedding: On the run from the Invid, the Freedom Fighters enter a tropical forest where they meet a primitive tribe who just may be more harmful to them than the Invid... Episode 75 - Separate Ways: Tensions run high and inner fears about the futility of their struggle rise to the surface as the Freedom Fighters become trapped in an underground tunnel after yet another run-in with the Invid.Episode 76 - Metamorphosis: As a result of their genetic experiments, The Invid's Prince Korg and Princess Sera undergo transformation in the ULTIMATE lifeform with a mission to seek out and DESTROY the Freedom Figthers - as the gang unknowingly takes a break for R&R on a deserted former Tropical Island Resort.Episode 77 - The Midnight Sun: It's guerrilla warfare in the mountains as the Freedom Fighters, without their mecha, are hounded by Korg and Sera in an icy mountain pass.Episode 78 - Ghost Town: Traveling to the Wild, Wild, West, the gang encounters a band of OLD soldiers who fought alongside Rick Hunter. Devoid of their will to fight they now steal and sell supplies to soldiers willing to pay.Episode 79 - Frostbite: While traveling over the Rocky Mountains the gang comes upon the buried ruins of a perfectly preserved Denver, Colorado and take the opportunity to shop through the town for food, clothes, other supplies and more R&R. Plus, Marlene goes shopping with Scott!!!THE VERDICT:Many feel that the New Generation story arc is the best out of all three of the Robotech story arcs, including the Macross Saga, and with good reason. The ultra-cool mecha and the ULTRA-INTENSE action as the freedom fighters literally run and fight for their lives against the Invid and make their way through a treacherous world is amazing!!If you've never seen Robotech, simply put YOU MUST. The action and the drama are compelling, clearly showing why Robotech became a pop culture icon. It is the series that forever put Japanese anime on the map in the US. If you did grow up with Robotech, give these a watch again. They're great for a trip down memory lane. You can't lose!!!Highest Recommendation"