Ultraseven X (ＵＬＴＲＡＳＥＶＥＮ Ｘウルトラセブン エックス Urutorasebun Ekkusu) is the 20th entry in the Tsuburaya Productions' long-running Ultraman Series. It is a revival of the 1967 classic Ultraseven, and is the first in Tsuburaya Productions' Ultraman Series to be exclusively for an adult audience and in wide screen high-definition format. The show first aired on October 5, 2007 at 2.15am on CBC and 2.25am on TBS.
W H Y I T U L T R A S U C K S
- Despite the show bearing geared towards older audiences and fans alikes, as the show is supposed to be dark and gruesome, however it fails miserably in that particular area, as it felt like it was forcing it to be as dark and gruesome as advertised.
- The show has no real plot, so there is nothing to properly anticipate, which is pretty disappointing despite being a very short season there is at least somethings to anticipate or to be curious about, there were even no plot twist to be found, thus there was no unexpected thrilling moment to be shocked about.
- The DEUS organization, could be considered as the worst supporting group to be ever created in the Ultra franchise, as they have no character development, nor a pleasing personality to substitute the lack of character development, not even single member did something remarkable through the majority of the show, like participate in a fight by using various gadgets or technology or engaging through a physical fight
- The main protagonist Jin/UltraSeven X could also be considered as the worst protagonist to exist in the Ultra franchise, not only is he almost emotionless, he doesn't do anything remarkable, nor have a single attribute that the original UltraSeven had to make him self rather slightly likeable, he doesn't get that much character development, the only redeeming thing about him and it's somewhat underwhelming is his backstory of almost losing his life, but instead loses his significant others in the process.
- The fight scenes are awful, not only are they terribly choreographed they are also unsatisfying due how poor the execution is every battle, and every finishing move is rather boring to watch due to the poor visual effects provided and how sometimes the battles are rushed and almost never had a purpose, not to mention Jin doesn't even transform for 2 episodes for no reason whatsoever, and despite being a gruesome show you'll probably expect some really brutal violence, instead we get poorly implanted explosions, so you're saying a standard Ultra show is allowed to have blood and gore with brutal fights, but a show that's meant to be gruesome and geared for older audiences gets lame explosions, WHAT KIND OF LOGIC IS THAT?!!!?
- The visual effects are horrendous, and this was filmed in the modern times so you'll probably expect some decent quality of effects right?, no instead every single visual effects is atrocious the city background looks like it came from a blue screen or something not to mention is somewhat blurry, the worst offenders being the futuristic blimps as they look like they are terribly implanted CGI.
- The acting is overall a mixed bag, at times it feels like they are trying too hard to portray a character meant for a TV show like this, and at times we are shown with a very wooden performance, the acting is overall all over the place.
- And finally to add fuel to the fire/rub some salt on the wound, this is widely considered as the worst Ultra Series to exist within the franchise, if not one of the worst tokusatsu shows ever created as a whole.
R E D E E M I N G Q U A L I T I E S
- The UltraSeven X is at least nice to look at, with the slight modifications enhancing the suit, instead of making it even uglier than before, and the helmet is quite striking with it's slight redesigning.
- The ending theme is quite very catchy to listen to.