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Genre: Action/Children
Starring: Takeshi Tsuruno, Ryo Kinomoto, Toshikazu Fukawa, Jou Onodera, Mariya Yamada
Director: Kazuya Konaka
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2000








Languages: Japanese/Chinese/
Subtitles: English/Chinese/Malay
Sound: -
Running Time: -
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Scorpio East




Three stunt pilots Chuck, Scott and Beth are caught in a bizarre flash of light but manage to emerge unharmed. They are later informed by an agent of an interstellar peace-keeping agency that they have become the host bodies of warriors from the planet U40 to capture escaped monster Sorkin from the planet who have arrived on Earth. They become the Ultra Force, headquartered within Mount Rushmore and are assisted by a trio of robots, Andy, Samson and Ulysses. Although equipped with futuristic fighter crafts, one or more of them is required to transform into an Ultraman a gigantic red and silver superhuman being, to battle the monsters.


If Ultraman Tiga The Final Odyssey movie took a step away from the successful formula in the long franchise of the Ultraman series, Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna (the follow up movie) would serves as the first step back to the likeable mould.

Right from the start, it goes straight into the clash between the gigantic Ultraman and awful looking monster. This opening sequence bears a strong resemblance to the opening action sequences to ULTRAMAN MEBIUS & ULTRAMAN BROTHERS and it’s a good way to set the mood and tempo for an Ultraman movie.

The subsequent plot presented here was also simple enough to easily digest and yet innovative enough from the other two installments to keep the viewer awake and intrigue. The military had just invented a new weapon Promiteous that could destroy Ultraman and why would human invent such stuff that could possibly be used against their defender? Although on one hand, the conspiracy against Ultraman Dyna is easily figured out, it’s still quite entertaining to see how it’s reveal, especially when the weapon Promiteous was used to challenge Ultraman Dyna.

Another new aspect of this film would be the human host for Ultraman Dyna. Those who are so used to seeing the Ultraman human host being all serious and uptight, will find it weird seeing this Asuka (Dyna’s human host) clowning around and acting like a jester. Lucky the focus here were not so much on the human host like it was on the previous Ultraman Tiga’s movie and wisely spread the Ultra action over the comedic performance of Asuka.

Last but not least, don’t be mistaken by the title even though Ultraman Tiga and Ultraman Dyna both shared the title credit, this movie is a strictly Ultraman Dyna’s ball game with Ultraman Tiga making an cameo at the end of the film. There isn’t a lot of the tag team collaboration in this movie as compared to ULTRAMAN MEBIUS & ULTRAMAN BROTHERS but somehow seeing these two Ultraman joining forces in the midst of extreme obstacles was still a blast and it somehow set the superiority of the monsters fights that they are in.

Overall, it’s what been expected from an Ultraman movie. Good morale education in this movie that emphasis on believing in oneself and never giving up even in difficult situations make this a good movie to showcase to the younger one. Simple plots and entertaining fights between giants will the youngsters glued to the screen and a nostalgic trip for the older group, making this an ideal movie for the young and the not so old.




This movie comes in 2.0 Dolby Japanese, Malay and English soundtracks and English, Chinese and Bahasa subtitles. Although the English soundtracks are not in sync with the actors’ lips movements, it sound so much more natural compared to ULTRAMAN MEBIUS & ULTRAMAN BROTHERS’s English soundtracks. Another interesting trivial observation here is that the English soundtrack and subtitles does not match up which make one wonder which is a better translation of the original dialogue.



Review by Richard Lim Jr aka Ultrafan Dicka



Other titles from Scorpio East:

. Jump In

. Ultraman Mebius & Ultraman Brothers

. Primeval

. Forest of Death

. The Fox and the Hound 2

. The Fox and the Hound

. Dumbo

. One Last Dance

. Protege

. The Curse of the Golden Flower

. A Battle Of Wits

. Rain Dogs

. Heavenly Mission

. Exiled

. Operation Undercover

. Diary

. Fatal Contact

. Singapore Dreaming

. Rob-B-Hood

. On The Edge

. The World's Fastest Indian

. Dragon Tiger Gate

. Unarmed Combat

. Crazy Stone

. Election 2

. We Are Family

. I Not Stupid Too

. The Shoe Fairy

. 2 Becomes 1

. 49 Days


. Dragon Eye Congee

. A Chinese Tall Story

. Perhaps Love


. Election

. The Myth

. Wait 'Til You're Older

. The Maid


This review is made possible with the kind support from Scorpio East


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