Sunday, August 21, 2016

WEEABOO SHOGUN PRESENTS: Super Rescue Solbrain #03

Curious about human behavior, the newly built SolDozer wanders off, only to end up being brought in to a local police station. Shortly afterwards, a tragic car accident claims the life of a local professor. But a rash of kidnappings lead the Solbrain team to a chilling conclusion: somehow, the dead professor has returned from the grave. Now, it's a race against time for Solbrain to put an end to a truly nightmarish scientific experiment.

Notes: Some good old fashioned nightmare fuel to mentally scar children for life, this episode reminds me quite a bit of classic John Carpenter horror films such as The Thing and Prince of Darkness. A good episode, not an amazing one, but a really entertaining one that hits the right notes and through use of good color filters and camera angles, succeeds in doing exactly what it sets out to do.

This episode also further's SolDozer's human development, and builds on Jun's character development by revealing that he wasn't always just a hothead rookie, he was once a hothead rookie screwup. This is one of the things that I think Solbrain has that Winspector didn't have: the characters seem to have personality outside of their police work and occasionally cut up and reveal their human sides.