Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
Super Sentai series is reaching its burnout state as this movie proves it.
As annual tradition, this versus movie feels a little bit awkward because previously Go-Busters and Gokaiger worked together in Super Hero Taisen so their meeting feels not as fateful as previous Super Sentai cross-over before. Somehow their cross-over is not exciting at all other than pretty good action scenes that fill this movie as whole. Probably due to underwhelming reception of Go-Busters as the series itself is a major blow in ratings and the quality of the series itself is seriously panned.
The story is predictable, which is why Super Sentai is burnout now, using the same formula, the same setting, and the same cliche method. The only thing that is special from this movie is that their mechas transformed (Gokai Change) into past Super Sentai mechas according to their resemblances. Even though Kyoryugers have their appearance earlier and Kyoryu Red interacts directly with Gokai Red and Red Buster, unlike previous early-bird Sentai cameo, but their appearance is not that special.
Surprisingly, the acting of Gokaiger’s cast is pretty bad, unlike their previous appearances (series or movies). Their acting is stiff, awkward, and seems they forgot their previous characterizations naturally.
Overall, this is a pretty messed-up versus movie.
Score: 2 out of 5