He gave up his life to save the world and protect the ones he loved. Shirley's role in the main plot. Shirley is instrumental in the resurrection of Lelouch in this movie which sort of creates some issues. Can the brilliant tactician outwit death and save them all? The whole Geass aspect of the plot had a lot of vague aspects to it that sometimes weren't delved into at all, though honestly that's nothing new for the series. Does anyone plan on seeing this today or in the upcoming days? As for the larger issue, I think that's more reasonable. To sum it up, I'd put the resulting quality somewhere between both seasons.
The idea of Cornelia and other characters working together with Lelouch is simply illogical. The anime series ran for 50 episodes from 2006 to 2008. I think some of its issues are due to the movie format and really think if it had been something like a 12-13 episode series they could have had more time to spend on things like interactions between the cast and fleshing out aspects like Zilkhstan and those there much more. I would agree the pacing is probably the weakest link in this film. I think there's enough lighthearted or campy moments, even in a few dramatic sequences, because the creators know that such contrasts can be amusing.
True, but I thought Cornelia reacted reasonably enough. . I found little to enjoy here. The smartest path would have probably been to not have them even working together in the first place. For example, the idea of Lelouch coming back from the dead is ridiculous and pretty damn crazy. I enjoyed it sooooo much.
That's fair, we can disagree about these things. In that particular sense, it reminds me of a lot of the movies various companies have made for Shonen Jump properties such as Dragon Ball and the like. Granted, that could have just been him returning now, but I interpreted it that after his death there were rumors he had survived which I thought made sense. Not the deepest among them, but also not the most unnecessary. And the after credit scene is them judging someone who, due to the giant pit of bodies, they are going to get rid of.
It just strikes me as lousy writing. It's just so completely off character, the script needed to get everyone working together, but it rushes key moments such as this. At the same time, it's not like Lelouch's return has become entirely public knowledge by the end of the film either, and they do bring up the need to keep his identity a secret from the majority of the world's population. Shirley doesn't really get to do much. Had a little chuckle with the Princess's topless boob shot towards the end of the movie Goddamn was that terrible. Kenji Teraoka will be serving as mechanical designer, and Seiji Morita will handle editing duties. Catch the brand-new movie in this limited theatrical event! Shirley is instrumental in the resurrection of Lelouch in this movie which sort of creates some issues.
It is definitely a cast reunion movie, in my opinion, so that approach was to be expected. In short, the creators are not incapable of recognizing when something is silly. Which isn't shown, only mentioned. Yeah, that part was just bad. I would classify this as a movie meant to serve as a cast reunion and as an extended epilogue, first and foremost, rather than introducing a whole new set of character arcs for the protagonists. That was made by a different team. There can be other scenes that nevertheless missed the mark for you, no doubt, and it's not exactly a full comedy from beginning to end.
For Cornelia and others to be so trusting of Lelouch, that scene needed to be handled in a much smarter way. One thing to note is that it doesn't completely follow the show ending, it follows the recap movie trilogy that released afterwards that changed some things such as the fate of certain characters. I feel that if it came out right after the main series I wouldn't have liked it as much, but with over the last ten years having watched the series multiple times, watched the recaps, and just overall gotten tremendously invested in the characters and just wanted more of them, the film was absolutely perfect. Anime and Japanese videogames have had a fair number of those outcomes over the years. We did get a general explanation of how C. Code Geass is easily one of my favorite mecha animes of all time, right up there with Gurren Lagann and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, so if it's even a fraction as good as the tv series I know I'll love the hell out of it. Not in every way, because it's shorter and time has taken its toll after all, but close enough.
I do remember Shirley dying in R2, but I wasn't all that shocked by seeing her in the movie, oddly enough. Lloyd was all over this film and his quips were usually pretty good. However, pretty much everyone is immediately accepting of his return, almost like he came back from a short vacation instead of actually being dead. At the same time, even in this movie they are telling us that Lelouch himself wanted to die, so what happened next didn't go according to his intent. There's a lot of small things I want to rewatch it to see if I can understand them better and see what they're hinting about the future of the series. I wanted this movie to be more campy and have more fun with itself, but it plays everything so straightfaced.