September 09, 2010
Basically once John becomes Saldo he rampages the city of Cancer where he lives and starts killing law enforcement officials and even a politician. The idea behind the armour is that it is suppose to take control of the wearer and breed their hatred. Many of the young boys in Cancer were planted with a hatred seed so that one of them might one day become Saldo.
Of course the story is no good if the villains plot ends up working out, so naturally John manages to overcome the armour's hold on him, while also resulting in it losing essentially all of its power. On the brink of death yet again, the armour is exposed to this special element that imbues it with more technological properties (hence the name Cybernetics Guardian). The new armour looks pretty bad ass and some pretty cool weapons. The big addition was the rocket booster. Some of the concepts were a little difficult to understand in terms of how the new weapons developed from being exposed to a gas, but considering the armour is living, I decided not to think too much about it.
I have to say that there weren't a lot of thought provoking ideas in this film. Although it was entertaining, I don't think I will be giving it any raving reviews. It was in line with what I would expect from an anime made in 1989 as far as music and animation style are concerned. The story itself wasn't very deep. I would rate this film as being more along the lines of something to watch if you want background noise. I often found myself playing with my BlackBerry while trying to watch because the story didn't seem to provide enough stimulation. It wasn't a complete waste of time, but I do believe that every anime has role to fill and this one's is background filler.