Admit it, you’ve watched at least one full episode of the classic Ultraman, Ultraman Seven and Ultraman Taro, or if you’re a late 90s kid, the memorable Ultraman Tiga. You’ve battled your friends in the playground to see who can pull off the best impersonation of the Ultraman pose and in some days, you won. Meeting Ultraman was always what we all wanted as kids, but we never had the chance – until Genting brought almost the whole Ultraman family to Malaysia last year.
This year, Genting invited The Level to watch one of their best selling shows of last year and we must say we felt privileged to get to see our childhood heroes battle big monsters (and in some scenes, each other) with pyro effects, visuals, and an amazing soundtrack right before our eyes at one of the breeziest parts of this tropical paradise.
Genting flew the likes of Ultraman, Ultraman Seven, Ultraman Tiga and newer Ultra Warriors: Ultraman X, Ultraman Victory, and Ultraman Zero to meet Malaysian fans for this year’s Ultraman Live in Genting: Revenge of Baltan. In the show, the Baltans created dark versions of the Ultra Warriors to defeat the original Ultra Warriors and they need the audience’s help to defeat the Dark Ultra Warriors and the evil Baltans.
The show paid service to both old and new fans by bringing a mix of Ultramen from a lineup spanning seasons. Both generations of Ultra Warriors were placed well in a 1 hour showcase of flying roundhouse kicks and appealing visuals that got fans excited to the point that they needed to be reminded to stay seated. The Ultra Warriors and Baltans breached the perimeter of the stage to get closer to the audience and interact with them, something Ultra fans never expected. The children were ecstatic to see their favorite Ultraman just one step away from their seat, especially when the Baltans brought the fight to the crowd!
One of the best parts of the show was when The Ultra Warriors, assisted by earth’s last line of defence, the Resistance, interacted with the crowd and included them with some crazy games and surprises (we’re not going to tell you what it is!). They didn’t break the fourth wall, but the audience plays a huge role in the show itself, especially in the efforts of winning the war against evil.
We also loved the fact that the Ultra Warriors included Malaysian elements that fans can definitely relate to. It was clear that the production of the Ultraman Live In Genting: Revenge of Baltan was well planned, scripted, and choreographed to cater exclusively to Malaysian audiences with the inclusion of these elements. The show ended in a spectacular manner where fans were given the chance to take photos with the Ultra Warriors for a small fee.
It’s not too late to go and watch Ultraman Live In Genting: Revenge of Baltan, especially when the surprise Part 2 will also be available soon. Fulfil your childhood dream with the Ultra Warriors and the evil Baltans!