Repeated transformation scenes
Some annoying character traits
– s-CRY-ed Alteration Tao – November 19, 2011
– s-CRY-ed Alteration Quan – March 10, 2012
– s-CRY-ed Alteration Quan
– スクライドオルタレイション TAO
– スクライドオルタレイション QUAN（クアン）
The s-CRY-ed movie is a two parts re-mastered release comprising the series and including new footage.
Most of the scenes are low detail blobs. All they did was scaled up the resolution, stretched it to wide-screen, run a cell-shading filter to smooth it out, then called it a “remaster”. The original lines art are crisp while the remaster is blurry. I feel the remaster version is worst than the original.
The editing is all over the place. Scene jump in and out while some were cut down to a half-second flash. If you blink, you’ll miss it. The narrative doesn’t flow very well if you have not seen the TV version. The movies seem more for people who have seen the TV and want a quick recap, or I like to say, re-cash.
I recall liking the TV series when it first aired but watching the recap movie now, I am beginning to question if I was just young and impressionable then.
The main character is a cliche. He is loud and obnoxious but supposedly has a heart of gold. His motivation to fight isn’t so much to stand up for the underdog, but because pride demanded it. None of the other supporting casts are any more fleshed out or relatable.
Combat is rather repetitious. The same moves are reused over and over. Fight scenes typically boiled down to two combatants screaming each other name while trading blows.
I can’t recommend the movie to anyone. I will revisit the TV series but at this point, I can’t say if I would even recommend the TV version. s-CRY-ed contains graphic violence and some suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young teens.
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