Jul 19, 2012Naruto: Movie 1 - Dai Katsugeki!! Yuki Hime Shinob... (Anime) add
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Basically Naruto and his team go with Kakashi to escort an actress during her trip but they soon come under attack from ninjas just as interested in the dear actress who may well be more than she let on at first. It’s a basic Naruto plot so far.
During the duration of the movie you’ll assist to short but still pretty good fights and be entertained by more of Naruto’s random stupidity. Sasuke’s as badass as ever and Naruto goes after the big fish of the bunch again. But a surprise came from Sakura who actually fought this time around. The main villain was good enough: Great voice acting, solid appearance and fighting abilities… up to Naruto standards. Though the villain’s motivation was dumb once again: The problem with side villains in long running series is that every time they come up with a plan to conquer the entire world you’re always left wandering “He’s got a run for his money with three kids and their sensei, how the hell is he going to defeat the kages, Orochimaru and the Akatsuki.” World domination 101, if you’re not part of the main storyline, don’t aim for it.
The animation on the other hand is totally stunning, it makes the series eat its dust but considering this is a movie it was only to be expected.
I guess you could say the movie deals with the hardships of being an actress but the way it was presented was rather cliché and lacked focus so I don’t count it. The other themes are pretty much what you’ve seen in the series.
Basically this movie is a fun watch during the course of the series and Naruto fans should appreciate it but outside of those who like the series there is little appeal.