Kamen Rider Kabuto God Speed Love 仮面ライダーカブト Screen Caps
The movie opens with the asteroid’s impact with Earth and the destruction of the world’s oceans. A young Hiyori and Tendou lie under the rubble reaching out for each other. The Earth is besieged by a vast number of Worms, and the Worms are being fought by a secret organization ZECT who developed the masked rider system. But there is another group of riders called Neo-ZECT that are in revolt against that organization. Seven years later Tendou appears and Kagami warns him that he’s entering a dangerous area. But Tendou replies that the path he chooses is his own. The scene switches to a wasteland three Neo-ZECT rebels are surrounded by a Kagami and a large number of ZECT troopers and riders.
I didn’t like this movie anywhere as much as I did the series which I loved. I watched the director’s cut which is slightly longer then the theatrical release but the story focused much more on action and effects and with the addition of new characters and storyline left little time for character development or just plain fun that the series is filled with. Still I’m glad that I watched it just to see the characters again for a little bit. I would recommend watching it after you see the series, it did have nice action pieces and decent special effects for a movie made on such a small budget. Also recommended to fans of Den-O or Kiva.
Download both the theatrical or the director’s cut of the movie from the TV-Nihon tracker here.