Here are the first two minutes of the new live-action Space Battleship Yamato, aka Star Blazers. A couple thoughts: Boy, does this look like BSG or what? Also, we haven't seen space battles like this in an American movie since...

...actually, I'm not sure since when. Maybe not since one of the Star Wars movies? When was the last time an American film featured space battles like this one? I guess J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, although it didn't quite scratch my space-dogfight itch the way this does.

Update: Here's another five minutes of footage! [Via Nerdreactor]

Space Battleship Yamato is out in Japan already, and those of us Stateside are on the edge of our seats waiting. [via Comic Book Movie]