Kamehameha: Digimon Movie: Wargreymon and Metalgarurumon

“Kamehameha” is a series of post where we examine various action scenes from movies, anime, and cartoons, to name a few. It’s name comes from one of the most famous special moves in Dragon Ball Z. We chose a DBZ reference because it’s the definition of an action show…minus the drawn out stare down filler.

Hey guys, Judge here bringing you another edition of “Kamehameha.”  I was reminiscing about my childhood today (#randomthoughtsFTW), and one of the things that came to mind was the Digimon: The Movie.  Yes it was pretty bad. And yes they merged the three Japanese movies [Digimon Adventure (1999), Our War Game!! (2000), and Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!! / Supreme Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals (2000)] into one, cutting out some cool material.  However, the battles and animation were sweet.  I also enjoyed the English dub and the music they added.  The best battle from that film in my opinion, was from part 2 (Our War Game!!).  The fight in question was the one with Keramon-Infermon-Diaboromon.  Here’s the first part of the battle.

 

  • In the original Japanese, Keramon-Infermon doesn’t speak.  I liked him having a voice in the dub.  It sounded threatening.  His best line from this scene was when Greymon and Kabuterimon were both digivolving to Ultimates.  That “Not so fast!” by Infermon was perfect.  Speaking of which…
  • I had no idea you could attack Digimon while they were digivolving.  This stunned me the first time I saw the movie.  If this were the case, then every villain should have just attacked them while they were digivolving.
  • The music in the dub is flat out better.

 

  • The looks of Wargreymon and Metalgarurumon in the movie are kickass.
  • Ummm Patamon is retarded. Or rather, Tai and Izzy are retarded.  They should have warned Matt and T.K. that Infermon (now Diaboromon) would attack when their Digimon tried digivolving.  And even if they didn’t, Wargreymon should have the brains to keep Diaboromon busy while Patamon was digivolving. Moving along…
  • Again the music in the dub is so much better.  It really fits the fast-paced battle.  I still get pumped up when Tai says “Wipe him out!” with that battle music playing.  The parts where Wargreymon loses his claws and then proceeds to punch the living hell out of Diaboromon never get old.

 

  • Barenaked Ladies song is a nice touch.
  • Omnimon is a badass.  The song that played when he begins to pwn (“Let’s Kick It Up”) goes well with the scene.
  • Only question: why didn’t Omnimon just obliterate Diaboromon with his cannon instead of trying to stab him when he was practically frozen?  Talk about cutting it close…pun intended.

 

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2 Comments:

  1. I disagree. I don't think the film is just fun – I think it's actually pretty good. It acts as more than an extended episode of Digimon. The animation is good, the emotion is real, the dub is awesome, and like you said, the fights are excellent.

    Our War Game was definitely the best part. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda, his acclaimed "Summer Wars" looks JUST LIKE IT. Summer Wars was obviously birthed in Our War Game, which in itself speaks to the importance of that original work.

    • You know, I totally forgot Hosoda directed Our War Game. Thanks for reminding me. You're right, the art gives it away haha. Nonetheless, the only part that really evoked any emotion for me was part 1. It's as you say: it's an extended episode of sorts since it was referenced a lot in the series but never really explored.

      However, I don't think part 2 and part 3 can be said to be extended though. Willis never appeared in any other media. Would have been cool to see him a few times in S2. These parts are moar akin to Naruto, Bleach, DBZ, and One Piece movies: entertaining filler stuff.

      Our War Game is still my favorite part because of the fast pace (almost chaotic since all the digi destined were scrambled everywhere) and action. It was the most entertaining for me. Hurricane Touchdown was a little slow and disjointed. I couldn't get into the whole Kokomon "going back" stuff.

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