Sunday, December 16, 2012

Yak: The Giant King (2012) Movie Review

This unusual Thai animation film is loosely based on Ramayana where it transforms the story of men, monkeys and Gods into a robot world.

Tosakan seems to be the giant robot who has many heads and many arms and his main intention is to rule the robot world where him and his army battles RAM's army which consists also of Hanuman who's a robot fighter warrior with a magical chain that's indestructible as a tail. RAM in this show is a powerful satellite that's in space.

The show starts off with a great battle between the 2 armies which ended up in both Hanuman and Tosakan buried underground together while the rest of the army were blown to scraps. A million days later, a junk merchant was scrounging the area for scraps and along with his employee, managed to dig up and uncover Tosakan which was chained to Hanuman. Seeing the immense size of the giant robot, the junk merchant was excited of the profit he could make with it by selling it.

They drag the 2 robots back to the junkyard city and were auctioning off of it and also offered to whoever can break the chain from the 2 robots can get Hanuman for free. Many tried and one use high voltage to try and break the chain but ended up reviving Tosakan and Hanuman back to life but with severe memory loss.

Tosakan and Hanuman escaped from the junkyard city mob and that's where their adventure began together as friends. During their journey, they became accidental heroes all around everytime they tried to break the chain but ended up saving some robots lives instead. In the end, Hanuman manage to free the chain from Tosakan out of will and found out that he should be able to control it. When they started to recall back that they were enemies, they then face with the decision of whether to fulfill their duties as enemies or remain as friends.

This show surprisingly is quite interesting to me and I believe would be appealing to kids with the cute robot animations and some hilarious moments. Despite a little difficult to understand the English-dubbed conversation (which I don't expect kids to understand much from it), yet it's entertaining enough to keep my attention glued to the screen. The plan was to release it in cinemas nationwide on Christmas day, 25 December, 2012 in Malaysia though it's not a Christmas themed show. I would rate this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.


Unknown said...

Woww, I wanna watch too... :)

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Coming out on Christmas day. :D

foongpc said...

Looks interesting!

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

It is. :D