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Good Ol’ Review: “Superhero Senki” a Fun, Exciting Love Letter

To commemorate the 45th season of Super Sentai and the 50th year anniversary of Kamen Rider, Toei presents Saber + Zenkaiger: Superhero Senki (セイバー+ゼンカイジャー:スーパーヒーロー戦記). The crossover film will feel familiar to fans who may have enjoyed the Super Hero Taisen series of films where numerous legendary Sentai and Kamen Riders come together to fight a vicious foe. And though there are certainly a few hurdles this film needs to overcome, it ultimately is a loving tribute to Shotaro Ishinomori, the father of the two long-running tokusatsu franchises. As well as to children, young and old, who have enjoyed both series the last five decades.

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Good Ol’ Review: “Escape from Mogadishu” a Thrilling, Satisfying Cinematic Experience
Recap & Review: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Special Chapter – Memory of Soulmates
Good Ol’ Review: A Pitch Perfect “Mashin Sentai Kiramager vs Ryusoulger” is One of the All-Time Best Sentai VS Films

Mashin Sentai Kiramager vs. Ryusoulger (魔進戦隊キラメイジャーVSリュウソウジャー) might be one of the best Sentai VS films. Rarely does a team-up or crossover event capture the essence of both original series as well as this film does. A perfect blend of exciting action and character-driven story results in an unquestionably wonderful and satisfying experience.

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Recap: Mashin Sentai Kiramager The Movie – Bebop Dream
Good Ol’ Review: “Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider Vulcan & Valkyrie” a Bittersweet, but Fitting Conclusion to an Excellent Series

There is a sense of finality with Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider Vulcan & Valkyrie (ゼロワン Others 仮面ライダーバルカン&バルキリー). And that feeling is bittersweet. The film, the second of two V-Cinext releases in the Zero-One Others series, wraps up the shocking turn of events in Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai and serves as a final conclusion to Zero-One, the story.

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Good Ol’ Review: Kim Hye Soo and Kim Go Eun Deliver Mesmerizing Performances in Memorable “Coin Locker Girl”
Good Ol’ Review: Lots of Potential as Charming Characters Power Fun “Justice High”
Good Ol’ Review: Character-Driven “Double Patty” a Pensive, Relatable Film
Good Ol’ Review: “Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai” a Stunningly Exciting and Emotional Experience

After thoroughly enjoying Kamen Rider Zero-One: REALxTIME, I was even more excited to see that Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai (ゼロワン Others 仮面ライダー滅亡迅雷 ) had also been released and was waiting for me to quickly jump right in. And my goodness. If I wasn’t sure just a day ago, I might be sure now. Kamen Rider Zero-One might have just solidified itself as my favorite season after this film. And there’s still more to come!

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