M.D. Geist II: Death Force
The Death Force mecha unleashed at the end of the original M.D. Geist scour the planet Jerra for humans, exterminating them as a part of a plan to rid the world of all life. The survivors of this holocaust are gathering for one last stand under their powerful savior, Krauser ... who is actually the prototype for the project that led to M.D. Geist.
Geist himself, presumed dead, rises from the ashes of Jerra, and the final battle between old enemies ensues amid the ultimate showdown between man and machine.
As if the first wasn't bad enough, ten years later, these same anime luminaries who produced M.D. Geist made a sequel. In doing so, they committed an amazing feat ... they outdid the original in every way imaginable.
It's even worse than the first.
With the technology available in the late 1990s in the animation field, one would assume that at least the technical aspects of the art and animation would at least improve. It not only fails to do so, but fails spectacularly. Frame rates are atrocious, and again, mildly interesting mecha fail to inspire any awe in this totally surreal gore-fest.
Just as in the first, you'll find yourself quickly not giving a damn about anybody in this flick. The characters are all portrayed with the same low level of intelligence as the first (incredibly high concentrations of lead in the Jerran atmosphere perhaps?), and the lines have to be heard to be believed.
The only redeeming factor to this installment is the at the end, M.D. Geist dies. At least this precludes any more OAVs being made (or so we desperately hope).
If M.D. Geist didn't deserve a sequel, then M.D. Geist II doesn't deserve the tape it's filmed on. I honestly believe this series should be placed lovingly into the crater of the nearest convenient active volcano and vaporized into ash. But then, we'd all be wasting our time doing that. ^_^
As a brief epitaph- er- epilogue, we have to ponder the question of why US Manga Corps has been using M.D. Geist as their mascot when surely one of their staff could've DRAWN a better one. But then, that's beating a dead horse.
Despite garnering the same rating as the first, this is even worse. Cross yourself, bring holy water, whatever. Just don't rent this movie (or God forbid, BUY it). — Carlos/Giancarla Ross
Recommended Audience: Again, oodles of violence, with no redeeming value to speak of. Anyone with a brain should be insulted by this title.
Version(s) Viewed: VHS, English dub
Review Status: Full (1/1)
M.D. Geist II: Death Force © 1996 Central Park Media Corporation / Ohata Koichi / Sanjo Riku / Nippon Columbia
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