Despite not being an actual sequel to the original Code Geass series, Lelouch of the Resurrection is still a nice addition to the universe.
Here is the complete watch order of Code Geass.
As a fan who waited over 10 years for some form of continuation to the story, I was quite excited about this one.
So how was the film and should fans of Code Geass gives this watch? Let’s find out.
I will be spoiling the plot of the other alternative film series since this is a sequel.
Code Geass Lelouch of the Ressurection takes place one year after the Zero Requiem.
Suzaku is still fulfilling his role as Zero and Nunnally is still a figurehead in Britannia.
While in the Kingdom of Zilkhistan, an unknown enemy captures both Suzaku and Nunnally.
As this plot develops C.C. is traveling the world with Lelouch who’s mind is lost in C’s world.
C.C.’s goal is to find a gate to C’s world where she can retrieve Lelouch’s lost mind.
While C.C. and Lelouch are staying in a village in Zilkhistan they run into Kallen, Lyod, Sayako who are searching for Suzaku and Nunnally.
The two parties decide to work together in order to get Lelouch’s mind back and to save Suzaku and Nunnally.
Will they succeed and what new challenges await them. Well, you are going to watch to find out.
From reading the reviews and gauging the audience in the theater there are two perspectives of this film.
- It’s unoriginal and it focuses on too much fan service heavy rather than telling a more “Code Geass” compelling story’
- It’s a fun movie that gives the audience a brand-new story with characters that we love for one more ride.
I fall in the middle since I experience both reactions. On one hand, the story does borrow a lot from the original series but I had a good time watching it.
When I went to see it theaters all I expected was a story that brings Lelouch back for another adventure.
That is what I got. Some of you might accuse me of accepting mediocrity.
Which is fine but in reality, I was satisfied with this film. I assumed there was never going to be any Code Geass “sequel” ever.
I was just happy to get one.
Again I walked away pleasantly surprised and happy with the end result if that means that I am just a fanboy who got tricked by nostalgia then so be it
Now in terms of the film itself, it’s a fun experience with lots of action.
I will say there are certain aspects from the original series which are not present in this film.
For example, certain scores from the original soundtrack.
This does not hurt the film and I doubt most fans will notice.
The plot is not perfect by any means and despite my enjoyment, I will admit that most of my questions going into this film were not answered by the end.
On the contrary, this film raised more questions than it answered.
I probably will make an article about it at some point.
Also if I had to pick one major negative it would be the villains specifically Sahalio and Bitur. Both really got on my nerves and very cliche and forgettable.
There are tons of easter eggs and nods to the original series which is another gift to the fans.
It felt like the creators rewarded me for sticking around all this time.
In summary, the film is an excellent sequel to the Code Geass alternative film series.
Its plot may not be deep enough for certain people but the heart of the film makes up for it.