So I just saw the Yugioh: Dark Side of Dimensions movie in theaters this morning, so let me jot down a few of my favorite things from the experience, in no particular order
Yugioh Spoilers ahead
the care with which Kaiba’s six-pack was highlighted/shaded
Téa/Anzu is going abroad for dancing!!! (and the gang graduates, finally)
Kaiba Corp space station
which by the way is connected to the earth via elevator
Lemme repeat that
Kaiba has an elevator to space
The Blue Eyes White Jet is still there.
Mokuba has a cute little suit and vest
Turns out the rules in card games are optional, and you can summon whichever monsters you like
Yugi’s eyes are still huge but are a bit more square–he’s growing older!!!
Kaiba never… technically loses a duel this movie.
Also Kaiba defeats your pathetic magic with TECHNOLOGY!
seriously Kaiba is a gold mine
“You think you can defeat me with fruit!?”
Kaiba’s puffy sleeves of his battle city trenchcoat hold a piece of his new DUEL DISK SYSTEM
The fangirl sitting next to me was squealing about her ships when the characters did anything to hint at it (it was quite fun, seeing as I was at the movies alone–we briefly bonded in the dark theater)
Obelisk the Tormentor shows up once.
“Ah but he’s not a monster. He’s a god.” And then Obelisk ignores effects targeting monster cards.
Yugi, while running around searching for his missing friend, says (approx.) “Man, my cardio is really bad.”
Kaiba sacrifices himself for Yugi holy shit
Buuuuuuuut as he’s disappearing he says “Bring back the Pharaoh, Yugi”
In fact, his entire motivation for the length of the movie is nothing but “I’m gonna duel the Pharaoh for real and I’m gonna win”
The antagonist attacks like 7 times on his first turn (second turn, if he was first to go)
There’s a nice message about not letting fear rule you, because fear leads to hate which leads to a corrupted world
I need to say it
Kaiba um, he
Kaiba builds a device/tron suit to travel dimensions, uses it to travel to the afterlife(?), walks through ancient egypt in his tron suit, and goes to challenge Atem to a duel