Knights of the Zodiac debut in live-action cinema
Saint Seiya (1985 – 1990), better known in our country as Knights of the Zodiacis a manga written and drawn by Masami Kurumada, which was highly successful due, in part, to its first adaptation as an animated series (1986-1989), with a total of 73 episodes, although, between 2002 and 2003, a new batch was launched with a total of 14 episodes. Finally, between 1987 and 2014, five films in the franchise saw the light of day. However, it has not been until 2023 that Knights of the Zodiac They have managed to make the leap to live-action. That is precisely the film that this article analyzes.
Cast of Knights of the Zodiac
Under the direction of Thomas Baginskithis film, 112 minutes long, stars Mackenyu (as Seiya), Miss Janssen (In the role of Harvest), Madison Speaker (which interprets the Sienna), Diego Tinoco (which embodies a Nero), Mark Dacascos (who gets into the skin of Mylock), Nick Stahl (what makes of Cassios), Sean Bean (it converts into German Kido), Caitlin M. Hutson (which turns into Marin), Kaylan Teague (as Patricia), Ryusei Iwata (in the role of the young Seiya), T. J. Storm (which interprets the Docrates) y David Torok (which embodies a Yak, la Beast). You can watch the trailer below.
Synopsis of The Knights of the Zodiac
While Seiya Searching for his lost sister, he is embarked on a mission to protect the lives of Siennawho is the reincarnation of the goddess Athena. To achieve this, you must become one of Knights of the Zodiac.
Positive and negative aspects of the film
The truth is that the beginning of the story is very similar to that of the original material, with Seiya in search of the whereabouts of his sister. In addition, the characterizations of most of the actors remind us of their comic and animation counterparts, which makes it easier for the viewer to immerse themselves in the plot.
Nevertheless, Knights of the Zodiac It also has negative aspects, which, for the most part, are due to consumer expectations, especially if they expected to meet all the main characters of the franchise in the film or hoped to see any of the story arcs adapted. of which the original work is composed. It must also be recognized that they could have made the armors, like the one that can be seen in the image, have a greater resemblance to those that we have all seen in comics and animation.
However, the explanation of the first negative aspects expressed in the previous paragraph is justified by clarifying that it is an origin film, focused mainly on Seiya y Athenaundoubtedly the two most important characters in Knights of the Zodiac.
On the other hand, this film has had the bad luck of going somewhat unnoticed on the billboard compared to other current releases such as the live-action The little Mermaid.
Does The Knights of the Zodiac have a post-credits scene?
Although the films that claim to be the starting point of a cinematographic saga, as is the case with the one analyzed in this article, usually have some post-credits scene, Knights of the Zodiac it doesn’t contain any, so you can easily get out of your chair as soon as the plot ends. As far as the possibility of it becoming the first part of a series of films is concerned, the critics and the box office will be the ones to decide.
If you consider yourself a fan of the franchise Knights of the ZodiacAt the very least, this movie is worth giving it a chance, as long as you keep in mind that it’s intended as an opening story, which is why it might contain less action than you’d expect from a product of this category, though It must be admitted that it has a few good scenes of that nature.
Of course, since it never rains to everyone’s liking, if you have gone to the cinema and left disappointed with the viewing of Knights of the Zodiac You are lucky that the franchise contains very good material with which to get rid of the bad taste in your mouth. However, if you have enjoyed it, you can only hope and hope that in the future we can see the knights of Andromedaof the Swan and of the Dragon share adventures with Saint Seiya and the goddess Athena.
Based on the super hit anime, Knights of the Zodiac brings the saga of Saint Seiya in live action. Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong street teenager, spends his time fighting for money while searching for his kidnapped sister. When in one of his fights mystical powers that he was unaware of are revealed to him, Seiya He finds himself drawn into a world of warring saints, ancient magical training, and a reincarnated goddess in need of his protection. In order to survive, he will have to accept his fate and sacrifice everything to take his rightful place among Knights of the Zodiac.