“The Knights of the Zodiac” Live-Action Movie: A Disappointment to Fans
If you were a fan of “The Knights of the Zodiac” anime as a child, you might be feeling rather disappointed with the live-action movie adaptation. The movie is set to release on May 24th in France after already being released in Japan and the United States. When it was revealed in 2016 by Toei-Animation, the excitement among fans was high. However, the fans’ reactions to the final product have been far from positive.
The movie takes a few liberties with the plotline of the manga and focuses on the early events to make it easier for people who are unfamiliar with the series to understand it. This adaptation is primarily aimed at people who are not familiar with the original storyline and is not meant to be an accurate portrayal of the story that fans are familiar with.
The movie adaptation has already proven to be a flop in the United States, failing to impress critics with an IGN rating of 4/10 and an average Rotten Tomatoes score of just 33%. Fans on Rotten Tomatoes are slightly more favorable with an average score of 68%. Regardless of its weak reception among critics, fans are still awaiting its release to form their own opinions.
One of the most significant criticisms of the movie lies in its departure from the original manga story. Fans of the original series have been particularly vocal about the liberties taken in the live-action. In addition, many have taken to social media to criticize the casting decisions and the special effects.
In conclusion, the “Knights of the Zodiac” live-action movie adaptation may not live up to the expectations of its die-hard fans. However, it still might be worth watching for those who are unfamiliar with the original series. Ultimately, the decision of whether to watch it or not is left to the individual viewer.