Sage and Spoony team up to take down the animated abortion known as, “Space Thunder Kids”.
Hysterical Review. However, not to be a nitpicky animefag but.. it’s Mazinger Z not Mazinger 7.
Still very, very awesome.
So obscure, it doesn’t even show up on wikipedia.
The one part looks like “Voltron” and “GI Joe” Wow 3rd comment
“NONE. Whatsoever” ;)
haha nice, awesome review
I love spooney- he’s like the brother I’ve never met- my brother and i watch all his videos at least 3 times a week- seriously, I love the crosses with his brothers-
but Im sorry man, I really am, because you might not like it but it must be said- I hate crosses with other people, seriously, that comic guy’s voice is just sooo horribly irritating, and that nostalgic guy just came out of nowhere,
although I I cried like a school girl when I saw that Giant fight with the nerd & Handsome Tom and Mickey. In fact you should do more with those guys- im sure the nerd’s a little harder to get, but Tom & Mickey would probably work with you, their cool.
sorry man if your reading this but seriously when I come to see the masterpiece spoony one- I come to see spooney one, not that ass nostalgic critic and not some comic guy.
sorry man, i feel like you would be disappointed with me even though you don’t know me, but I had to say it- still I’ve been seeing you sense bayou billy honestly, I love you dude- (oh yea and im straight as straight could be, I’m just saying) but please keep it spoony one as spoony one, not spoony one with comic guy.
you’ll always be a legend, your part of my history now, like the” Godfather”, or “Pantera”, your up there with those guys, your a legend in my books.
Jesus Christ, this is like the Countdown to Infinite Crisis of bad Korean knock-off anime. It’s like they just took a bunch of crappy animation teams, gave them a vague idea of what to do and then just stuck it together and expected it to make sense. Fucking terrible.
You CAN’T rip off Tron and feel good about it. I can’t rip off Tron and feel good about it. Anyone who rips off Tron has no soul.
But then again, I’ve seen something almost as bad, yet more modern… I do not wish to talk about it…
Oh, a bad Korean cartoon. This should be fu~ INFERNO! The Hell?! I honestly have his toy literally right beside me! You fool no one cartoon!
the best anime ever
The clip in 12 min is taken from Defenders of Space (aka Phoenix King). Awesome movie :)
It’s like the writers had seen a whole bunch of different anime shows and movies and just lifted a collage of scenes from each one they liked and spliced them together. I guess they got the “feel” of a space anime right, even if it makes no freaking sense.
Ok, a bit of research later, meaning I found someone else’s research, and it is confirmed that this is nothing more then a cut and past project using other cartoons.
From an anonymous poster on a site called teleport-city.com:
“Among the korean animes used on this slice and dice picture are “Savior of earth” (the Tron and Dark emperor bits), “Protectors of Universe” (Blue Mazinger with the axe), “Defenders of space” (Inferno from Transformers + balding blue alien general), “Solar adventure” (Green alien and evil earth general) and “Raiders of galaxy” (Red Mazinger with the sword)”
I still fucking hate Benett the Sage, but at least Spoony and the other guys saved the video for me.
Meh. At a certain point “movies” get so piss poor that review/ranting at them becomes a bit pointless. This film is so bad and obscure you may as well review my old 3D maze screensaver for all the impact of the thing. Bash things that are more mainstream, maybe even kick over the fan-hive by blasting something popular.
This feels like beating a game on easy with no-clip on. You can, and its easy, but is there really any point?
I feel like a dick saying this, but I’m starting to like old Sagey. I never thought he showed personality before, but all these recent crossovers and his review of the greatest blaxpoitation movie evah have me comin’ round.
So this is a cut-n-paste job, ne? Guess that explains why it’s not even showin’ up on IMDb.
That should be a demotivational poster
Gently Wiping the ass of the gaming community” XD
Poor Ed Glazer, i hope you at least tipped him
God, how I’m fucking tired of this Sage. He is such terrible actor and looks so annoyingly nerdy. Stop putting him everywhere.
15:40 OH GOD his smile, he looks hilarious
Oh dear GOD…I thought i had completely escaped this demonic hellspawn disguised as a movie…sweet mother of Go Nagai this is one of (i’ll explain that) the absolute worst things i’ve ever seen to come in a dvd case. It plunges depths of rip-off-ery previously unknown to anyone…even bruno mattei has more shame
I say one of because this is actually only one of like 12 or so of these terrible dark creatures masquerading as films produced by joseph lai…well, not really…see, joseph lai himself isn’t even real, it’s just one of many fake names used by a couple of dudes who have made a career of importing these godawful korean pseudo anime’s (and an assload of poorly dubbed kung fu films) for like 2 decades. the space thunderkids is one of the ones that combines random shots of their other releases…but they alll kinda do that…it’s hard to explain…like trying to transcribe the plot of this movie, it’s nearly impossible.
ok, lemme try. “joseph lai” or the people traveling under that banner (ironic…joseph lai…is a lie…heh) farmed out to a bunch of cheap korean animation studios to basically just rip off everything from transformers,to TRON to getta robo to gundam to Giant robo to Mazinger Z (yeah actually, that’s the robots real name, believe it or not, “mazinga 7″ is actually the name that ripoff robot that looks just like mazinger Z is called in I think “protectors of universe” (yes the grammer is that bad…ON THE COVER) so the black one is actually ripping off themselves with the white one that ripped off Mazinger Z!!! god my head hurts…)
they then in turn took this footage that was made using these cheap non union equivelant knock offs and produced what was probably three or four movies worth of uh…let’s call it ‘footage”. THEN they took all that stuff they made, chopped it up, and repackaged it into like 4 more movies…THEN they took those chopped up movies, chopped them up even MORE and then filled in the gaps with stuff stolen from other unused knock offs (much like the frog dna filling in the gaps in jurassic park, with the same disastrous results, i think) and released the abomination you actually sat through. i don’t even know how deluded that makes this final cut, but if we were talking xerox copy degeneration, the page would be blank by now
though i must admit, i completely agree on that “OWNED” shot almost saving the film. my brother and i watched this and some parts of 2 or 3 more before we realized they were all the same movie recut (he has a sick disease that makes him NEED to see anything with a giant robot in it…and i have a sick disease that forces me to…let him and not turn it off…and even HE could not take this) and that scene where mazinga 7…or starmech 1…or uh…hell, might as well call him larry for all the difference it makes, is crushing all those blue guys, he so completely tears ass on them that it prompted us to say then and for weeks following “I see blue skin and i kill the man wearing it!!!” in our best kurt russell
though one more thing, even THAT the wonder that is punching blue dudes with a giant fist is ripped off of something else. there is an ultraman animated film from the early 80′s that frankly sucked but has it’s own kind of charm, particularly ultraman being uncharacteristaclly brutal to the alien invaders and it features not one but two awesome scenes where one, ultraman transforms while being stuffed in some kind of brainwashing pod, and his rapidly growing fist bursts out of the sides and flattens an evil alien against the wall (awesome) and later, he lays seige to the big bad alien conqueror dude’s fortress and when the bad guy smarts off to him and won’t release his hostages, ultraman PUNCHES THE DUDE WITH HIS 20 FOOT FIST!!! (double awesome) this too makes that movie, the same way OWNED made this one
dear god, you got balls reviewing this. I could barely survive once, i can’t imagine how many times you had to sit through shit to get the timing for the jokes right…damn you guys are tough.
thank you so much for hurting back something that hurt me so badly. i never dreamed i would see this on here. thank you!!!
It *was* nice to see Scarlett – I mean “Sheila” – in command of the Arcadia.
I recognized the guy getting punched by the robot fist from Magnos. Has me wondering how many different movies this thing was cobbled together from?
Ed glazer and spoony with joe………whoever that fat kid was
i had to pause it and watch it again i was laughing so hard when i saw ed just standing in the bathroom
Is it just me or does the Dark emperor look an awful lot like the first Doctor, William Hartnell?
Dear lord. This monstrosity just takes scenes from other cartoons and mashes them together. I recongnize some of them.
The red firetruck robot is from a completley different cartoon who’s name I can’t recall.
The mazinger look-a-like that punches ships is from another cartoon that has a space train attached to the robots ass.
By all that is holy…this is insane!
I never seen any of that Sage guy’s videos, but he’s horrible at scripted comedy, either that or Spoony makes him look like a joke
Wait, Mazinger 7? There is no such robot, you guys are talking about Mazinger “Z”. You were close though.
Awesome review anyway, can’t wait to see more!
Love ya spoony, but whenever we have canned dialogue between you and Sage, it seems very forced and unnatural. Should probably do less of that in future.
Liked the Spoony uppercut. Maybe next time just keep hitting him until he stops making bad jokes and ruining your video.
bennett really does look like an asian kid, once he smiles and closes his eyes.
This movie perfectly demonstrates one thing and one thing only: That when you get down to it, Korea is really Japan’s Canada.
i love all of Spoony reviews. but this Sage guy….ugh. i made it about a quarter of the way through, but man, i just could not continue watching this. Sage made this review unwatchable.
I’m surprised the charity drive made any money with that piece of shit “the sage” in it. Who the hell doesn’t hate the crap out of that guy?
Spoony is always great though.
Hey, wtf. I’m Korean. Did you just say the comment about 100 retarded koreans drawing that shitty animation because Korea does a LOT of drawing for foregin cartoon (e.x. the Simpsons is dominated by korean companies drawing for them) or just because Koreans were good targets?
That’s some whacked-out source material right there. On second thought, I can’t really call it source material since it’s a complete rip-off.
As for the review – Bennett suffered from cue-card syndrome in that he sounds horribly forced, literally reciting his lines. Spoony’s involvement saved it, really.
Oh sweet god, these movies
I found a handful of these movies at a Dollar store, all produced by the same company – EastWestDVD
From the looks of it, they animated 3/4 of each one and pieced them together from the remains.
For example, the space thunder kids in this movie appear in “PROTECTORS OF THE UNIVERSE” and “STAR OF FEAR”.
The company also released a captain Harlock dvd, if that is relevant in some way.
OMG YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST, IVE BEEN TRYING TO REMEMBER THE NAME OF GETTER ROBO G FOR YEARS, thank you so muchh :) awesome review by the way guys :D
Ugh… The Sage really sucked all the quality out of this review.
Don’t insult the pirateship wheel, motherfucker! That’s what Space Pirate Captain Harlock uses also and he’s a badass
That was really very excellent. I feel as though I should consult a neurosurgeon after having seen even just parts of “Space Thunder Kids”, but I enjoyed the review all the same, gelatinized cerebral cortex or not.
I think that one can find an even duller space battle in an obscure and awful Italian science-fiction film entitled “War of the Robots”. Said battle is nothing more than several minutes of looped footage of space ships that ends when a caveman wearing a pubic-hair cloak and a loin cloth devises a winning strategy.
The Spoony One looked very at ease saying all of those names of anime series and characters, which impressed me because I don’t imagine that he’s in fact an aficionado himself.
WHAT THE HELL is up with that guys face at 15:38?! Did his brain suddenly detach from his nervous system?!
“This movie perfectly demonstrates one thing and one thing only: That when you get down to it, Korea is really Japan’s Canada.”
Really? You had to go there? Kind of uncalled for. Who remade “the Office” and “Friends” from British classics into banal knock offs? It wasn’t Canada.
I was just as confused from all the obscure old anime references as I was from the events on the screen. Did anybody get any of that? Who the Hell is Captain Harlock?
Will you do “Protectors of Universe” next? I can bootleg a copy and send it out to you Spoony.
Please PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE review Turkish Star Wars,Spoony !!!
Do it as a favor to all of us MST3k fans…
Kinda hard to listen to. Sound keeps jumping from too low to too high. Definitely not edited/put together by you.
Still pretty funny.
I saw the trailer for this on Walrusguy’s profile on YouTube for some reason one of the actors voices reminds me of Trey Parker from South Park especially with the way he does the big speeches. I actually thought Doug would have done this for a future NC episode but Spoony doing this was even better, great job.
I wonder what the script for this film looked liked.
I actually own the movie that they ripped the transformer knockoff from. Its bad, but not nearly as bad as this, besides the fact it claims that some kind of phoenix god was reincarnated as a giant robot THAT TURNS INTO A FIRE TRUCK!.
Ya, Ed ftw!
Great cameos by Ed Glaser, and Angry Joe.
Korean anime….it’s the reason I go to the dollar store!
I laughed so hard I cried…
God bless you Spoony… For watching these horrible atrocities against mankind… So we don’t have to.
I’ve really enjoyed this review. I actually imagined Spoony and Sage reviewing something together & my anticipation has been fullfilled. It’s a shame so many people have a disliking to Sage, though not my favorite reviewer, he does a decent job.
Bennett if your reading this, know not everyone hates u. ;D
Oh yeah. I’m fucking pissed.
“Will you do “Protectors of Universe” next? I can bootleg a copy and send it out to you Spoony.”
I don’t think that’s necessary, since Space Thunder Kids steals from that film the most memorable part of either film: the shot of alien getting punched by the giant robot fist.
Looks like a load of stock footage from various Korean cartoons thrown together to make a cheap international release as funded by Joseph Lai. Also, I think the kid pilots in Gundam were because of Bandai’s executive control to make it appeal more to kids.
I guess that makes me one of the 3 people that knows what Daidenjin is. Awesome review by the way.
As insane as the movie is and as awesome Spoony is, Sage cant live up to that level of awesomeness. He suffers from the same problem that a number of personalities on TGWTG suffer from, and that is a primarily monotone voice. He is not great at saying a punchline, but is still better than a majority of those on TGWTG. However, the video is really well written and the cameos by other TGWTG crew was great. Even though Sage wasn’t as great as he could’ve been, it was a nice change of pace seeing a colab review with Spoony that didn’t have Linkara in it
I know someone else has probably already explained this, but I’m going to be a massive narcissist and assume I’m the only one.
Spoony, the reason the kids are the ones piloting the EVA in NGE is because there’s some weird effect on the minds and bodies of all people born after the Second Impact Cataclysm. Also, yes, NGE makes less and less sense as the series goes on. If you ever want to experience a massive mindfuck that will keep you awake for days, go rent the End of Evangelion movie. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, though.
great review. “Diwect hit”-Sage
Well, kids pilot giant robots for the same reason Batman has a young boy fight heavily armed criminals.
I’m fascinated by the female Captain Harlock and her little robot sister. I need to know what their deal is. Anybody know which movie that footage comes from originally? And is the little robot girl ripped off from an anime? Because she’s fucking awesome.
WOW that was a bad movie
Noah, are you a jew?
Yay! I saw a review of space thunder kids from Walrusguy (very famous youtube pooper) and thought o myself, this really is the worst movie ever, he didn’t talk during the review or give much note of it however, the clips he chose was ridiculous enough. So it was really good to see a real review from you guys! I was going to request that Nostalgia critic was going to do a review of it, but now I see one of my other favorite do it, Spoony! I really like Sage too but I’m more liking him for the professional game reviews hes done, lately I have seen him doing ”funny stuff” too tough (things that don’t have as much professional value and more funny value)
I want a own asswiper too…
ARGH….that was painful! WTF WAS THAT?!?
Great review and I also knew who Daidenjin is. Thank god that Golion(Lion Force Voltron) bombed in japan or they be riffing it too.
=( i actually own this i got it for christmas and i couldn’t sit through the first 5min. I also have some more that suck on epic proportions and i think they are made by the same people. IF ANYBODY WANT’S THEM EMAIL ME at Michael.Shotwell56@yahoo.com aND I WILL GLADLY GIVE THEM TO YOU(if i can find them)
Did I not see the Argo from Star blazers??
After you started talking about the guy who directed this directing Zombie Vs Ninja, I looked him up on wikipiedia.
“[Godfrey Ho is]Sometimes considered the Ed Wood of Hong Kong cinema, he is best known for his Ninja films, a series of 1980s martial arts films made with a cut-and-paste technique. Ho would film footage for one film, and then edit and splice the shots together in a different order, often adding in footage from other films, and then dubbing over the result to create an (almost) coherent finished product. This allowed him to create four or five films with the budget of one, though it is often difficult to discern how much of the finished product he actually filmed himself.”
This explains a little why it’s so wildly incoherent(does not justify it though.), but more importantly. I discovered I have a movie with parts of this movie(specifically the Mazinger and first 2 or 3 crews), it’s called “Raiders of Space”. That is not a typo. Anyways, it’s about a dollar at amazon or wal-mart, if you ever want to do a follow-up review, I would suggest either that or “Space Transformers”.
i remember seeing a few of these scenes in a vhs tape i once owned but the movie is completely different there was no dark emperor but there was the fat chinese general and the tanks and a few mechs that i kid you not, fused together to make a giant camera which shot a giant flash of light destroying the tanks.
and on another movie it started like this one with the two guys talking while meteors pass by the window, i remember something about a girl related to the one being shown in the screen as being one of world’s leaders and the aliens method of attack is to again i kid you not, shrink an entire colony of their race and send it into her to either kill her or possess her i don’t remember, then earth’s countermeasure to this is to shrink kids and their mechs to wage war inside a woman’s body.
Nice cheap shots at Korea there, Spoony and Sage. If I wanted nonstop Korean-bashing I’d just go to Sankaku Complex.
*pathetic, slowly fading rimshot*
What the hell did Inferno ever do(besides Red Alert) to be stolen for this movie?
Really? You guys can name all these (occaisionally obscure) anime robots but can’t call Inferno anything other than “a transformer rip-off”?
yo dawg, we herd you like spaceships…
Hell, I hate sounding like a prick, but why do you slum with these guys Spoony? If you did this review on your own it would have been tons better. The rest of these critics just tend to either over exaggerate or fail to show any emotion at all.
Funny Review Spoony I can indentify some of these scenes except from Gundam and Tron it has some scenes from Mazinger 7 and Super Mazinger 3
Pretty good review. I didn’t enjoy it as much as say “Strike Commando”, but still good. I’m really surprised they didn’t rant more about the BIZARRE facial expressions though. Maybe they just thought the expressions pretty much made fun of themselves.
Good review with Sage, Spoony. Not as great as your Strike Commando review, but still good.
Wow, that animated movie is one big steaming pile of dogcrap.
I feel sorry for you and Sage having to watch that abomination.
When you see the words “A Joseph Lai Release” before a film, run away. Run very fast.
If it then says “Directed by Godfrey Ho,” dive out your nearest window.
Am I the only one who cant get blip videos to run?
When you click play it just loads constantly and does not play like usual and this only started to happen yesterday. .
LOL. The review was hilarious. Loved it.
Also, my thoughts on the invisible Godzilla-knock-off monster in the film- “Holy shit! It’s Pulgasari! (Obscure North Korean giant-monster movie references FTW!)”
I hate his incredibly fake sighs and his stupid hat.
The General with the goiter… am I the only one who clearly sees the reference to North Korea’s “Great Leader” Kim Il Sung, who also had goiter on his neck? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Il_Sung
They had a perfect opertunity for a big lipped aligator moment and did nothing.
WOAH WOAH WOAH, incoming mecha fanboy.
Mazinger SEVEN? Since when has Mazinger Z been referred to as Mazinger SEVEN?
It’s Mazinger ZETTO, dammit!
I love all these cameos!!
Also, fantastic review as always, Spoonster. I’ve never seen nor heard of this before, and now I’m glad that the only way I’ve heard of it is through you and your lampooning lol. Classic, classic stuff. Thank you.
That pirate shipweel was actually lifted from Gundam the show we cannot name. So, yeah…
About pilots’ age: in most anime (Lucky Star excluded ^__^), main characters’ age is the same as the show’s target audience’s. And Evangelion *deconstructed* this, among other mecha tropes. Very brutally, might I add :)
Hee hee hee hee…now that’s a crudely animated and developed cartoon–almost as crude as this!
This was a very nice review.
The asswiper “Lars”? Why you…
as someone who revels in bad anime I must say… that I know the deal with this movie. Almost none of the footage is original, there were a number of almost equally bad films chopped up and made into this. I recognized scenes from Raiders of Galaxy, and the cockpit punch of awesome is from an abortion known as PROTECTORS OF UNIVERSE
Joseph Lai… Joseph Lai…. where have I heard that name before?
OH YES. GODFREY HO. You just got Ho’d!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzuzwshBpuM can’t believe i almost forgot this scene.
found the original film where that goit general is from, it’s from a movie called solar adventure.
here’s a clip, you’ll see him toward the end of it.
quote=Kramer, “Noah, are you a jew?”
lolwut? Actually if Noah was a Jew that’d be awesome because Jews are awesome.
your “…for lars” made me almost pass out cuz i was laughing so hard
Sage is awesome guys, give him a break. Check out his Masterpiece Fanfic Theater sometime, it’s good stuff. I never understand how you guys can rip on Sage or Filmbrain when there are reviewers like Marzgurl out there.
HEY! I agree Motel 6′s aren’t that bad. I should know I work for them =P. Although I don’t want to stay at the motel I clean! I shouldn’t of said that =P. You two are both strong to go through such a horrific movie, but my goodness I was on the floor laughing! Well worth it for me ^.^
Dude, why the hell is the aspect ratio messed up again? Please tell me, ‘coz I’m dying to know if you don’t care or don’t even notice!
Did anybody else laugh like a hyena at 15:39 where the brown haired disc wielding kid grins like he just walked in on two people having sex?
Best part of the review. Hands-fuckin’-down. Keep at it Spoony and Sage. :D
That Transformer knockoff isn’t just a knockoff, it’s the Korean robot “Phoenix King”, a copy of the Transformers character Inferno with a phoenix emblem on his chest.
This movie rips off rip-offs!
not sure if anyone has said this, but the robot with the detachable blade for a head is from manga called Giant Robo by Mr. Mitsuteru Yokoyama.It was made into a live action series, a 90′s OVA, and a 2007 series. The robot is called GR2
Whats the Music at the End :O? Sounds a little Like 80s Prog
need to know :O
ok got it :>
Its Mr. Roboto by Styx
“OWNED” best thing said in this review
Let’s not forget Gatchaman, too. That was totally Dr. Nambu sending off the first group of kids.
The part at the start of the video that you say is Mazinger 7, is actually the Corean Mazinga 3.
This movie ripped off the corean Mazinga 7 (Mazinger 7) too, so I understand that it’s hard to tell witch one is witch.
The one with the “M” on its chest is Mazinga 3, while the white one with the guns on it’s chest is Mazinga 7.
It’s great to see some people on here really know how to take a joke…
:D I died when the kid pulled that face
I actually have Space Thunder Kids! I bought it for a dollar. xD
around the 15 minute mark when they both perk up after a brief respite from tanks I laughed so hard I had to pause it
Lol did anyone note that Sheela is a total rip-off from the Original Cobra from 1980′s? That one woman in Cobra looks exactly like her, just that Sheela looks more healthycoloured and her eyepatch is on the other side..
Well Sacha, are you the designated Ass Wiper of the Motel 6? Then sorry, they got it beat!
LMFAO!!! Nope we don’t have those…>.>… not yet anyways lolz. Most places have us beat SignNinja and I won’t be one of those when we do! I wouldn’t be good like he was in that vid, but hey we’ve got a decent price right? 39.99 for one person? Eh!? Ehhhh!?? …
Yeah we suck =P
Spoony, Spoony, Spoony…
If it opens with “IFD Films”, “Joseph Lai”, or says “Directed by Godfrey Ho” just take the tape/DVD out of the player and smash it with a hammer. Even if it’s a rental. Every movie Godfrey Ho was involved in was a paste-up like “Space Thunder Kids”, though this one is sort of “special” in that he used more than two films to make this lemon. Usually Ho was doing live action martial arts flicks where he shot inserts with white guys like Pierre Kirby to either reshape an existing movie or give it appeal to the Austrailian and South American film markets. Oddly enough, some of the male voices in “STK” sound a lot like Kirby’s voice! In fact, many of the voice actors in this sound like voice cast for a lot of the Godfrey Ho chop socky epics. But I’m getting off track…so we have low-budget Korean animation ripping of slightly better Japanese animation which is then sliced and diced into an 80 minute movie by Hong Kong film hacks. This, then, is what “Robotech” would have looked like had there been no quality control.
I loved this Reveiw, My favorite part was when spoony punched sage and saod nothing just wanted to hit ya,Priceless! Great reveiw Spoony we all love you!
Oh Also Sage you were great!!!!
After seeing this review, I felt extremely miserable just knowing its existence. But nonetheless, awesome review! And was it really that gentle?
the de-tatchable headblade rips off chi chi’s helmet from dragonball, when she decapitates a fucking dinosaur. i love anime. great review spoony and sage. nice duo.
Sorry for this being the second comment on this video, but get of sages back will ya, he haven’t done much of this ”funny acting” (I better know him for doing the best reviews ever) in front of a camera and he doesn’t do much of reading of a script… that Spoony obliviously wrote! So you could say hes kind of new at this kinda stuff, spoony was once new too, but if you fanboys would have sen that you obviosly would have said he was good because hes such a known and good actor in this kind of review now.
Sure I can’t say Sage is great at this, but I still like him over a lot of other guys on the internet and as I have said, he does in my opinion, the best game reviews ever. And really he isn’t really fat at all so stfu you perfectionists.
Despite of what some of the idiots here says, I’d like you spoony to make more reviews with him, this was great. But I can understand why Sage don’t want to do it again because of the idiots.
And btw, it would be great if you made a real video with angry joe (when he don’t just say one line), I don’t really like his reviews so much, but it would still be cool to see how it turned out. You have a real talent with working with other people.
After seeing this, I immediately located a copy on eBay for $4 shipped. What is wrong with me?
Does this movie have any actual original artwork in it? I swear I remember seeing those same characters in one of the scenes directly from another series. Mind you I can't remember the name of it because I last watched it on VHS when I was about 7, all I remember is that it was a group of four kids, 2 dressed in blue, 2 in red, and they piloted vehicles to fight giant dinosaurs that were being sent by some alpha dinosaur to terrorize Earth or something. Beyond that description I just remember it being a sort of half anime, half live-action puppet sort of ordeal and the live-action part was actually pretty gory for puppet dinosaurs. If only I knew the name…
As a lover of Mecha animes and series like Space Battleship Yamato, I'm deeply offended by this movie.
Seriously, this thing ripped off so many Mecha and SciFi animes you could just call it “Super Robot Wars: The Animated Movie”.
Personal Ass wiper, pure gold!
Personal ass wiper???? Pure gold spoony!
I paid 50 cents for the DVD….plus 3.50 for shipping.
Great review! usually when I see these kind of movie reviews I feel that you are being too harsh on the movie, but Space thunder Kids is really astronomically bad! I had never seen worse 2D animation it almost feels like a slide show!
Damn good rewiev but a shitty anime *vomits* :F
Yes, it really was shipped out. I found documentation of its DVD.
So fucking Wal-Mart sold it. adgvkhavba fdvjkbafnlrfnd
As you might have guessed, this movie is actually a bunch of other horrible movies put together. The Fu Manchu smurf, and the robot that likes punching the shit out of the ships (Called Super Mazinga 7), is from a movie called “Protectors of Universe.” Fu Manchu is actually called General Blackman, one part of the movie the main antagonist actually says to him “Jump, black man, jump.” In addition to the robot having nipple guns, it also is set up for a train to attach right up its…
Space Thunder Kids make me go blind from watching it.
why is police chief Gordon from batman in this movieand why didn't you show the scene where some punches and pulls a guy out of a jeep THROUGH THE WINDSHEILD
As a few people mentioned already Space Thunder Kids is the assemblage of other animated movies by Joseph Lai. To be accurate, it is made with copy-paste from almost all other animated films by Joseph Lai. To name / shame them all : Defenders of Space, Protectors of Universe, The Savior of the Earth, Galaxy Adventures, Solar Adventures, Space Transformers, Conquerors of the Cosmos, Dusk of Freedom plus another unknown source (some of those titles may not be accurate : I own only the French version of several of those and made literal translations in those cases).
Strangely enough, Space Thudner kids is still not the funniest of those films. This award, in my opinion, goes to Solar Adventures, which mixes animation with live action and is about Kim il-Sung, the now-deceased leader of North Korea, making a pact with aliens to invade South Korea with giant robots.
I have to see Solar Adventures.
The face at 15.39… Holy crap!
Also, Dracula is the dark emperor! Proof = 17.00
This review was fun.The movie reviewed doesn't seem that musch fun.Now I wanna check out mecha series' that are actually good/worth of any time. Can anyone recommend something good? (other than Transformers, NGE, Getter Robo, any Gundamn or Full Metal Panic: been there, done that)
What the fuck happened to the guys face at 15:39?! Did the one animator not notice that the one drawer fucked that, and millions of other things, up?
Wow. What a fucking mess of a movie. I never even heard of this, apparently with good reason. It rips off every sci-fi movie or anime convention imaginable, and does it with a story that Ed Wood would find inchoherent and stupid.
Thanks for braving this train wreck so we can watch it, guys!
What a sad animation movie…
You forgot some things Spoony and Bennett : the strange gun/blade (rip out the dash and you'll scream, i know ;) ) the 'great mazinger robot like' is using is exactly the same as Ulysse's in Ulysse 31 (another anime), and the moonblade throwed by the '2nd robot' from his head is from Dragon Ball, Chichi uses it against Yamcha and Master Roshi and and highly similar way ^^ (well… It doesn't cut their head of, but it's the same kind of weapon).The one-eyed lady really look like Sandra from Cobra :P, same body, same head, i think it's even the same clothing.
One last question : i saw in a french website (since i'm belgian) that that movie was released in 1991. It looks like it was drawed 20 years before that, even the drawings sucks.
Everyone should be ashame to even see this movie… I feel ashame by only seeing your review, this movie sucks.
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but has anyone counted up all the completely separate animation styles that are glued together into this piece of dreck?
I think This movie as a Mix and mash done in windows movie maker because I think that some of the scenes were literally cut from an (equally) bad movie called space defender.
Spoony's right, this wasn't a movie, but an 80 minute endurance test.
As for kids piloting highly advanced machinery, come on Spoony, it's a cartoon. That's like me saying American comics are stupid as hell because Radiation gives powers, not life crippling cancer. I think we need to realised some times, realism doesn't have to apply to everything in a fantasy/animation/cartoon/comic/manga/novel/etc
Also, I liked the concept of kids as the heroes… as a kid, it was so awesome to see people around my age as the hero, not always some adult in tights, mind you I still love Spiderman, Batman, Superman and Wolverine.
As for N.G.E. I believe it was because the Eva would only link to childrens minds.
Basically, in the first Gundam show, they had nobody else able to pilot the Gundam except for the son of the developer, because he was a super-geek with machinery and 'fell into the cockpit' so to speak. Turns out he is actually the first 'newtype' which is basically a psychic. The reason it continued for the original timeline was that kids were more likely to be newtypes, which is why the protagonist usually was a kid- they had these unique powers that develop if you grew up in space (though there are a few exceptions). Also, over half the population of each side in the war was killed in a very short amount of time, so they had to start recruiting kids in their teens.
tl;dr explaining why in Gundam, the main pilot is a kid.
The Ultimate Warrior made more sense than this shit. THE ULTIMATE FUCKING WARRIOR MADE MORE SENSE!!!!! What the hell does that even say?????
No. Wait. THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR RAPING SANTA MADE MORE FUCKING SENSE!!! HE RAPED SANTA AND IT MADE MORE SENSE!!!!!!! GAAAAARGH!
Akira makes more sense then this. And everytime I watch Akria I feel even more confused, to this anime I would use it to unclog my toliet cause you know that this shit would get rid of other shit, because it scares it all away. Not even shit, likes this stupid thing.
I once, in some very misplaced naivete, clicked on a link to a 4chan image board full of hentai… really, really BAD hentai written by someone who had no idea about how human anatomy works or that joints don’t flex 270 degrees. It was a horrible experience, and not even the most coarse brain bleach would wash those images away (and I swear I soaked my temporal lobe for at LEAST 40 mins).
THAT made more sense than this. It may have been more eye-raping, but it STILL made more sense!
… And that is a very very very very low standard (I mean, it’s so low I’m pretty sure it lives in hell 60% of the year).
In aftermath, I have 2 questions for the universe:
1) Why do people want to kill their minds?
And 2) How does 4chan exist without being sucked into some existential abyss where exiled gods get sent when they get a little too creative designing a new species of whale?
Just about NGE, I think it was more that it only responded to the minds of human beings born after second contact. I remember some cross-over cannon material mentioning that. Yeah… just a thought.
i know they spliced movies and show for the english dub like they did for the super sentai show (power raingers) hich worked realy well but i fell that only three words can describe this abomination EPIC FUCKING FAIL!!!!!! i now fell that the only way to recover from watching these horendous clips is to watch the ending of evangelion fifteen times end to end in the hope that if i can understand eva i might understand this movie. seriously i know it was all a joke with channel awesome to do the review but the guy who made you do this is seriously a saidomasichist for he made you guys go through.
Does Spoony hate anime? Because I sure do!
Well, he doesn’t exactly hate it, but he certainly doesn’t like it.
what bothers me the most is that this was DUBBED. I mean, if this stayed as a… horrible horrible korean knockoff. But some group DUBBED THIS CRAP.
… well, at least is not SuperKid.
can someone say, Mobile Suit Gundam? from the hyper hammer, to the pirate ship wheel, to the the fucking kids!!!!
this movie is bad and more confusing then watching DBE
i saw space thunder kids and i slit my wrists 3 times and ate my own face. i am still suprised i can type this comment…
Lol, my 6-year-old brother couldn't sit through this mountain of rat shit. And he can watch effing BLEACH! That's saying something, people.
Worst, anime, ever.Iv seen some bad movies, and tv shows in my life, but never anything like this.
Oh! Oh my god. I'm pretty sure they showed some clips of this at totally lame anime at Anime North this year. Or was that anime hell…
OMG… the face at 15:40… XD
It is unbelievable….This whole is not ripping of anything….The whole movie is actually stock footage from a at least a dozen of anime movies (some of which are actually ripping of other movies like tron), stitched up together….THE WHOLE MOVIE IS STOCK FOOTAGE OF MOVIES COPING OTHER FAMOUS ONES!!!!…I actually seen most of them….I did not realized that at first and it completely confused me….. Talking about making money out of other people ‘s work….
These guys make Godfrey Ho look like Orson Welles. Could there be a way to more blatantly rip off footage from other material, mix it all together and sell it as something new?!? Like Smaragdos already mentioned, it doesn’t look like there was any new material at all in this film.
DEEEEP HURRRRRTING. DEEEEEEP HURRRRRRRTING!
Well, I couldn’t find any hint of this festering rat teat on IMDb, and didn’t care enough to do further research, but how is that NOT Eddie Izzard providing every voice?
Oh, and don’t you go besmirching Zombie v. Ninja. That flick is a cultural goddamn treasure. I may not have owned a VCR in nigh-on ten years, but I still have my copy of that film. Cultural goddamn treasure.
I love Sage and Spoony, so seeing them together is awesome. ^^
sally i am only doing this because i’m your sister……… WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
now I understand the “sequel” to this video (garzey’s wing).
I’m willing to bet my none-existent soul that I’ve seen the woman with the eyepatch somewhere… anyone go any idea what anime/manga/comic/soaplabel they’ve stolen the design from?
I actuality this is a few movies clipped together you can see the Tron bit in Savior of the Earth (a.k.a. Korean Tron)
They should’ve use Caramelldansen as the ending song.
speedycakes remix or the orignal?
(Note:it’s in swedish not japanese.)
One minute of dead air? I would call that, one minute of “Dead Space” *badum-tsch*.
Also, you forgot that they also ripped off ‘Space Battleship Yamato’.
At time frame 15:41. What is up with that one guys face. the villain tron guy says, “You came at last” then pans to the brown hair kid who makes a goofy face. Am I the only one who noticed it. I love Captain Harlock seeing that knock off made me die a little.
Holy shit, someone needs to make a demotivational poster with that derp face. We need that shit, like, yesterday.
Yeah, it totally cracked me up. I rewatched this video so many times just to see that face.
do u guys have no shame
lasent that pikalo
I realize that it’s been a long time since this was posted, but does anyone else think that the main voice actor they focused on sounds an awful lot like Pierre Kirby?
Space Thunder Kids was ridiculous in that it was spliced together from many pre-existing films and series, including: Savior of the Earth, Defenders of Space – Phoenix-bot Phoenix King, King Robot, Protectors of Universe – Super Express Mazinger 7, Solar Adventure, Space Transformers – Micro-Commando Diatron-5, and Super Mazinger 3. So yeah – what the fuck.
….Lars must be one GOOD AS HELL asswiper! O_o
I am ashamed that Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann wasn’t mentioned here. Especially with the mech inside a mech, kids in mechs, and the space sub, to name a few. For shame. Oh well, I suppose.
gurren lagann is too new for space thunder kids
Yeah, and Gurren Lagann is stupid.
Ok, this *has* to be the worst anime movie ever made.
I’m not sure this is really “anime,” since it’s actually an American-made compilation of several different South Korean animated films… which were themselves knockoffs of not just anime, but American properties as well.
I’d also like to mention that the Laser Gun that the Raiden robot is carrying is a perfect copy of the original Gundam’s Beam Rifle. Even has the grip on the side and that dish thing on top.
Is it just my dirty mind, or at 3:10, did the whole crew look naked?
I saw a DBZ ripoff!
I know that nobody gives a crap but here goes…
Having two eyes only helps depth perception when the object you’re looking at is at a relatively short distance from you. That princess Emeralda chick would not be at a disadvantage when looking through the periscope.
Uuuugh… this looked painful!
I just had a thought, that opening scene with The Dark Emperor is awfully (and awful) reminiscent of The Illusive Man scenes from the mass effect series….
12:57 2nd greatest owned moment. What is the greatest owned moment you may ask? (spoilers) Soap throwing a knife at General Shepherd, at the end of Modern Warfare 3.
Anyone else notice that Ed Glasier looks like Paul from Loading Ready Run?
the eye thing at 10:56 might have been because the animator in charge of that scene probably just kept redrawing every frame instead of having a hold. Why they felt they needed to do that is beyond me though.
I felt your boredom!
Oh man. That looked PAINFUL to see through. Sage and Spoony, I salute thee
No, the Gurren Lagann is like a Matryoshka doll of awesomeness. There is nothing awesome about this movie.
Even the one awesome scene in the movie is a ripoff. It’s a ripoff of Kamille killing Paptimus Scirocco at the end of Zeta Gundam.
Oh, Dear God, are you serious?
I actually have seen many of these cartoons when I was a small kid!
I don’t blame you guys for not knowing these animated shows/movies!
Even I don’t remember the titles!
That Tron movie bits you saw?
It’s not actually from Tron, but from a movie that’s a ripoff of Tron(which *off topic* I actually like despite knowing that it’s not that good of a movie XD)!
That woman talking to her little robot sister had nothing to do with the entire movie because they didn’t even bother to change the dialogue!
But that’s not the actual reason!
Spoony….just forget that this movie even exists, because it doesn’t even count as a movie!
It’s just a bunch of random scenes from other animes all thrown together!
It doesn’t even count as a ripoff, it’s blatant copy and paste!
Fuck yeah styx ending! ;)
Ooh, besides Space Transformers (AKA Space Thunder Kids, AKA Diatron 5), try Defenders of Space, that’s even worse.
What the heck is Mazinger 7? I’ve heard of Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, Grendizer and Mazinkaiser, but never Mazinger 7.