Friday, August 4, 2023

The Worst of Kingdom Hearts: Re:Coded


This review of Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded will be short because nothing substantial happens in it compared to the other games in the series. KH Re:Coded like KH 358/2 has been changed from a game to a movie and I understand why. While watching the movie you play through the same levels that you went through in the first Kingdom Hearts game and for most of the story is nothing terrible new.

In Re:coded Jimmy wants to fix his blank journal that should have had his recordings of what happened in the first installment of Kingdom Hearts. So, Mickey and the gang create a program to restore the journal and a data version of Sora helps them recover what is missing. 

In the movie Sora saves people that are connected to him, but eventually he is hurting because he doesn’t remember them. This hurt must be given to him so he can save others. This is a similitude of the Savior; he suffered so we can live. Sora suffered so he can learn who needs to be saved. 

After enough suffering he is brought to Naminé. Who told him that he must suffer so he may know how to save three other keyblade wielders: Terra, Ventus, and Aqua. It alludes that if the real Sora saves them then the nobodies that have past on (Roxas, Xion, and Axel) would be a rest. I may be wrong about that, but I didn’t understand the purpose of Naminé showing those three to data Sora. 

After the journal is restored data Sora is reset to have his original memories while Mickey sends a note to Sora, Riku, and Kairi. Asking them to save the other keyblade wielders.

After the letter was sent Mickey visits with Yen Sid who foretells of the return of the original Xehanort and to prepare for that Sora and Riku need to become masters of the keyblade, which apparently, they are not yet.

Compared to KH 358/2 this movie sucked. Nothing interesting happened. There were no characters that I attached to while watching it. I was bored most of the time.1

I also think they missed an opportunity to explore a different avenue with data Sora. In the movie he accepted being a fake Sora, but I think the story would have been telling if data Sora wanted to be real, like Pinocchio, but end up choosing to give up his freedom to save others.

Anyways, if you are trying to understand the Kingdom Hearts series; I think you could skip this movie and continue to the next game without missing anything valuable. The movie was three hours long and I was bored for most of it.


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