We’re actually nearing the end of Haruhi, with only 6 more episodes and the movie to go! That said, I may keep going beyond that with the Yuki Nagato spin-off anime, although I’m not sure what that’ll be like.
I mean, Yuki’s cute and funny, but I’m not sure I’d peg her for a main character.
We’ll just have to see when the time comes though.
Until then, the SOS Brigade continues filming their movie in this episode of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu!
The SOS Brigade continues filming their movie.
This means scenes of filming at the park, at a shrine, at the park again, and then all around town. While all of it is very funny, due to the fact that what we’ve seen has been awful in terms of acting and prodiuction quality, the most interesting event that occurs is during filming at the park.
Haruhi wants an action scene, and so she tells Mikuru to “fire a beam” out of the eye that she has a blue contact lens in. Mikuru Beam is the name for it. Haruhi goes a little over the top in bullying Mikuru about the beam. After Kyon rescues Mikuru, and Haruhi settles down a little, they get back to filming. And then, Mikuru begins to fire an invisible beam out of her eye! Just like Haruhi wanted. Yuki is forced to protect Kyon from the beam, before tackling Mikuru to the ground and forcibly taking the contact lens out of her eye. After the SOS Brigade can’t find the lens that “must have fallen out of Mikuru’s eye at some point”, they move on to film another scene.
That evening Koizumi and Yuki tell Mikuru about what happened, and this causes Mikuru to not want to go to filming the next morning. Haruhi hops in a taxi to get her. When she arrives, it’s time to begin filming once again, this time with added cast members in the form of Kyon’s two friends and one of Mikuru’s friends!
It’s genuinely funny watching how pathetic this production has been so far. Even better was that in this episode they showed us many shots from the camera’s perspective, so we can see exactly how pathetic the shots are. I know Haruhi has high hopes for this, but she’s delusional if she thinks this movie is high quality.
And take it from me, this is pathetic. As someone who made not one, but TWO movies in high school with some friends for our Comm. Tech class (both in grades 11 and 12), I think I have the authority to point this out. That was actually my favourite class too, and filming those movies was a blast. Lots of time went into editing the scenes afterwards though, something that I hope the SOS Brigade will manage.
Funny story about those movies is that there were only two restrictions on the projects – no guns, and no driving (it was a Catholic school, so that’s just how it was). Despite this, both of the movies we made contained both guns and driving.
Our first movie was a parody of the Thee Little Pigs, where the Big Bad Wolf is armed to the teeth and hunting down those pigs who fight back with the aid of a local sheriff. Pretty much every scene involved gunfights. I was the sheriff, just in case any of you were wondering.
Our second was a mafia inspired movie about a mafioso who witnesses something he shouldn’t have on a job, and wants to get out of the mafia life. But the mafia won’t let him! In this one I played the Don of the mafia, as well as all of the henchmen (I died a lot in that movie). I also played a mafioso called “Shifty”, who was not very good at his job and always wore a Hawaiian shirt.
Anyways, none of this really matters but I felt like sharing it seeing as we are on the topic of high school movies. Oh and despite breaking the rules and making our movies almost exclusively based around gunfights, we still scored near perfect grades for both because they were just so good (compared to what everyone else did, at least). They may even still show those movies to kids in that class now, as an example of a movie done right. Or maybe not, considering all of the gunfights.
Making both of those movies were some of the most fun moments of high school for me. So even if Haruhi and the crew don’t end up making a great movie, hopefully they at least have fun trying. Except I have a feeling Mikuru is going to end up more traumatized than anything else, considering how much she is being bullied in the filming of this movie. She’s got it rough.
Another fun episode, and it looks like things are going to get even better with the addition of new cast members. I’m expecting some more amazing movie production, and am starting to get excited as to how the actual movie turns out!
Until next time,
Thanks for reading!
Other Haruhi Posts
- Episode 2 (#1) – Series Introduction
- Episode 3 (#2) – Bullying Kyon Edition
- Episode 5 (#3) – Yuki’s Glasses Edition
- Episode 10 (#4) – Contrast Edition
- Episode 13 (#5) – Real Talk Edition
- Episode 14 (#6) – Romance Edition
- Episode 4 (#7) – Let’s Play Ball! Edition
- Episode 15 (#8) – Introspective Edition
- Episode 7 (#9) – Supernatural Exterminator Edition
- Episode 6 (#10) – Fun in the Sun Edition
- Episode 8 (#11) – “Dark Stormy Night” Edition
- Episode 16 (#12) – “You can have one, but only one.” Edition
- Episode 17 (#13) – Haruhi’s Declaration Edition
- Episode 18 (#14) – Noble Aspirations Edition
- Episode 19 (#15) – Bikes Edition
- Episode 20 (#16) – Hands Up Edition
- Episode 21 (#17) – Festival Edition
- Episode 22 (#18) – Lunch? Edition
- Episode 23 (#19) – Just Yomu Edition
- Episode 24 (#20) – Summer is Over!! Edition
- Episode 25 (#21) – Back to Business Edition
- Episode 26 (#22) – Bullying Mikuru Asahina Edition
- Episode 27 (#23) – Director Haruhi Edition
- Episode 28 (#24) – Talking Cat Edition
- Episode 01 (#25) – Directorial Debut Edition
- Episode 12 (#26) – God Knows Edition
- Episode 11 (#27) – All Hands On Deck! Edition
- Episode 9 (#28) – Good News Edition