Re: 200 Days of Sailor Moon - Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie
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> From: "Phoenix" <phoenix@...>
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> Subject: 200 Days of Sailor Moon - Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie
>> The Fabulous 9 Get Together! Miracle in the Black Dream Hole!
>> (The following is reposted from a summary I made back in August, 2000.
>> I will say more once I've watched it again)
>> Warning, there are some spoilers ahead about the SuperS movie, but NOT
>> about how it ends. Will Sailor Moon prevail? Who knows, I won't tell
>> you here. But you will learn the fate of some of the fairies and some
>> subtleties of the story.
>> This tale is about how the evil Lady Vadiane intends to trap all the
>> children of earth in order to tap into their dreams and use the
>> resulting energy to conquer the world. So what else is new you say?
>> Not much, but there are some cute subtleties and little delights even
>> for the most jaded.
>> In the opening scene, we hear a captivating little melody played from
>> a flute as children wake up from their sleep in response to it. As one
>> of the children awakens, we see in the background a cuckoo clock as it
>> strikes 3:00. Then the camera zooms in on the little bird as it pops
>> out to note the hour. The children are enraptured and follow the call
>> of the flute. While they walk, they sing to the melody which is called
>> "san ji no yosei" (Three O'Clock Fairy).
>> Three O'Clock Fairy? Cuckoo clock? Is there a connection? We shall
>> see, we shall see.
>> The movie titles run and we see the girls learning to bake cookies
>> from the capable hands of Makoto. While they are so engaged, the
>> cuckoo clock in the kitchen strikes 3 o'clock and Makoto remarks that
>> it is the three o'clock fairy. The other girls are intrigued and ask
>> Makoto to explain. Makoto tells how her mother often baked cookies and
>> treats in the afternoon. This was because of the fable of the Three
>> O'Clock Fairy, who would tell mothers everywhere to make sweet snacks
>> for their children. Makoto, back in her young innocence, did not know
>> about fairies, so she thought it was the little bird that came out of
>> the clock.
>> Along with the story of the cuckoo, Ami tells of how her mother baked
>> cookies for her as a child and told her that these cookies would cheer
>> her up a 100 times over when she was depressed. That gave Chibiusa the
>> inspiration to claim that _her_ cookies tasted so good, they would
>> increase your energy and courage a hundred times over as well.
>> There must have been something special about that moment as we will
>> As the story unfolds, we find out there are four fairies in the employ
>> of the Lady Vadiane who are gathering the children of the world
>> through the music of their flutes. But one of them has rebelled and
>> joins the senshi to defeat the Lady Vadiane.
>> About half-way through the story, the three remaining fairies are
>> defeated. In their defeat, they are transformed back to their true
>> form, that of a bird. But wait! What is that faint sound in the
>> background? Did you actually hear the sound of a cuckoo? Was young
>> Makoto right after all?
>> Despite the defeat of the fairies, the evil Lady Vadiane remains. And
>> what's more, she has trapped Chibiusa in an endless sleep. What will
>> Sailor Moon do? And where will she ever find the courage and strength
>> to free her future daughter?
>> Thus goes the original Japanese version. However, the dub writers, in
>> all their ham-handed ignorance or in reverence to the god of political
>> correctness, have totally destroyed ALL of these subtle little