「最強総理」 (Sakiyou Soori)
“Ultimate Prime Minister”
And…Samurai Flamenco has lost me again.
That pretty much sums up my impression of this week’s episode. I was initially thinking of how well it was going and how I could actually buy the fact that the prime minister was evil… but no. Plot twist! He’s not! He’s doing the lesser of two evils in order to prevent aliens from destroying Japan because he’s the country’s last hope! Can anyone say that they say that one coming? The entire final 2 minutes of that episode had me thinking, “Whatttttt??” and “I knew it… ALIENS!”. Aliens were the only logical explanation. Yup.
The first half was actually reasonable, given that the prime minister is evil and obviously he has some super suit that’s powered by his support level. That, I can take at face value. The fighting with the use of Jun’s tools and the Flamenco Girls showing up, was all reminiscent of the older episodes. I can happily say that, the older cast was definitely more fun to watch and they don’t feel flat or boring like the Flamengers. The creators tried and failed to add in new dynamics to the cast; I don’t even like Joji anymore because he’s just… there. Not a great leader or role model if he hasn’t done anything but get the Flamengers into trouble. Anyway, when Akira revealed that he was filming the whole scene, I was pleasantly surprised by that turn of events. Honestly, I had no time to sit and think of what would happen so I was expecting some kind of “good will always triumph over evil” speech from Masayoshi. The Internet broadcast makes more sense and there’s a logical flow which made me actually pleased with that outcome (well… as logical as Samurai Flamenco is).
It’s only those last few minutes… oh dear, those last few minutes that made me think, “Oh no!! What are they doing?!” Are they seriously going to throw this show back into a black hole of no return… yes… yes they did. They ruined it by turning
Captain America Mr. Justice into an alien. Yes… that is quite the logical explanation for everything that’s happened. So many people called it since episode 6 right? Aliens? Why not? Giant alien UFO taking over Japan? Why not? There’s just nothing else that they can introduce to this show that’ll really blow my mind anymore. This was pretty much the only thing that this show lacked – extraterrestrials.
But if you think about that, aliens taking over the planet would explain the lack of involvement from the “outside countries”. No one is panicking because no one even knows that the world is being taken over. Or rather… everyone else is already likely dead or trapped somewhere and Japan is the only place left! How will Masayoshi save the world now? I bet they’re going to defeat this new alien and then 10 more are going to pop up. Or better yet, the new alien turns extra-large and the Flamengers will have to come back and fight it off. Let’s just say that my hopes are at an all-time low for this upcoming arc of Samurai Flamenco. I don’t want to fool myself into thinking it’s something more.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: I knew it… ALIENS! #samumenco #iamnotcrazy