Friday, October 26, 2012
The Beginning is the first installment of Tiger & Bunny movie. The second movie will only be shown in Oct next year. Sigh... it's gonna be a long wait. I quite enjoyed the anime series and unexpectedly, I enjoyed the movie more. I'm definitely going to watch the second movie next year.
Story: (8/10) – Good
Since around 60% of the movie are recaps of the first few episodes of the anime series (shown from a new perspective), even if one has not watched the anime series before, I believe one should be able to enjoy it without feeling lost. The new content is quite interesting too.
Characters: (8/10) – Good
The new villain character is not as badass nor mysterious as Lunatic but his power is quite interesting and creative.
Art/Animation: (9/10) – Very Good
The animation is really good, as expected of Sunrise.
Music: (9/10) – Very Good
I really like the Ending theme. Though I've only heard it once during the movie, it left a big impression on me.
Enjoyment: (9/10) – Very Good
I like the new depiction of the first few episodes of the anime and it was awesome watching it on big screen in high quality animation.
Overall: (8/10) – Good
Like the anime series, the movie too has a good mix of humor, action and drama. It's definitely worth the money and time to watch.
I was excited to know that 3 anime movies are showing in my local theaters. Out of the 3, I've watched 2 - Tiger & Bunny and Fairy Tail. I'm still deciding whether to go and watch the Naruto movie. Hmm... should I? Anyway, I shall talk about Fairy Tail movie first.
Personally I really like Tiger & Bunny movie but I can't say the same about Fairy Tail movie. Since I watched Tiger & Bunny movie first and Fairy Tail movie a week later, the high quality of Tiger & Bunny animation makes Fairy Tail pale in comparison.
Story: (6/10) – Fair
The film revolves around a mysterious girl named Eclair who appears before Lucy. She lost all of her memories, except for the imperative that she must deliver two Phoenix Stones somewhere. The stones may spell the collapse of the magical world, and Natsu, Lucy, and the rest of the Fairy Tail guild are caught up in the intrigue.
Frankly, I'm not impressed with the story. Since Mashima Hiro sensei is involved in the story writing, I was expecting more out of it. I felt that he's trying to create a grand finale but disappointingly, not only did it not look grand, it actually felt boring. I was not very touched by the ending too.
Characters: (7/10) – Fairly Good
There's nothing special about the new characters. The villains are also not very impressionable. Among all the characters (including the main cast), I'm most amused by Erza in the movie. (*Spoiler Alert! She actually wants to be a bride badly! LOL) Anyway, there's TOO MUCH of Lucy and that's a big turn off for me.
Art/Animation: (7/10) – Fairly Good
I'm more used to the animation in the anime series. The animation in the movie feels a little off and the quality is just average. The new character designs are ok, except for the yellow bird. It's not cute and it's like a Tweety Bird ripoff.
Music: (7/10) – Fairly Good
Frankly, I can't quite remember the themes but the impression I had wasn't too bad.
Enjoyment: (6/10) – Fair
To be frank, I regretted watching the movie. It was a waste of money in my opinion.
Overall: (6/10) – Fair
Given the quality of the story and animation, it felt more like an anime filler than a movie.