|Original Title: Robotech - The Shadow Chronicles Movie. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 88 Mins. Language: English. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG. Genre: Animation. Release Year: 2007.|
"...very well-done and a mostly seamless addition to the overall Robotech franchise. Todd Maternowski, Pegasus News
ROBOTECH WITH CGI FLAVOR6/8/2008
The movie essentially rewrites that last episode of the New Generation (#85 Symphony of Light). It expands on the origin of the Shadow technology in EP85 and introduces us to a new menacing enemy. Several characters from The Masters also resurface in the movie. The mecha are CGI and far more realistic than the original series. Explosions are cartoonish and seem a bit out of place with the CGI. Overall, it is visually pleasing. As an "old" fan going back to the original airing in 1985, I was rather pleased with the producer's effort. The story line and dialogue starts out as corny as the original series, but matures as the movie goes on. They did manage to find some of the original cast, but some character voices are a far cry from the original.