As tasty as the trailer is, the movie delivers more, oh, so much more. The character actors looks, voices, mannerisms, costumes - everything is spot-on. The action is suitably over the top, with many layers of one-upmanship, yet maintaining the style and framing conventions of the original anime. The story by Monkey Punch is right in line with expectations, but the actors and director have a lot of fun with it. The leader of Seat Belts contributes to the lick-butt score, and bits of the original anime itself are salted in as fan service.
This is as perfect an homage to the franchise as one could hope for, and I had a laugh out loud, hooting and hollering good time watching this.
If you are at all a fan of the anime series, and have not yet seen this, you really, REALLY need to.
So here it is:
Sorry, this version doesn;t seem to have captions, mine did.