Everywhere around the world, the children sleep. Unaware of danger lurking in the shadows. But tonight, a strange darkness floats in the wind. And the children, one by one, begin to disappear. It seems to be a supernatural force that feeds on their dreams. The evil queen, Badiyanu, and her loyal fairies assist in using the "Black Dream Hole" to swallow the earth. It is up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Soldiers to prevent the approaching Darkness.
I admit it, I've been on a Sailor Moon craze lately. After reading the first two story arcs of the manga, I wanted to take a break from that story and I decided to do so by finally getting around to watching the SuperS movie. Chibiusa is one of my favorite characters, along with Hotaru and Minako, so I was pretty happy to watch a movie based on her for a change of pace. So, without further ado, here is my review of the Sailor Moon SuperS Movie: Black Dream Hole!
Story: The story was wasn't bad. Like the other people before me have mentioned,
it was kind of cliched with all the talk of sugar and dreams.The pied piper thing was also used a million times before. There were also parts of it that didn't make sense; for instance, there was no real explanation for why the Outers showed up out of nowhere. The part where Usagi was in her dream was also a bit confusing at first, but it's explained shortly after. Anyway, the story wasn't that bad, but it wasn't particularly excellent either.
Art: The art was fabulous. There's no other way to describe it. Everything looked so much nicer than in the series. The thing that stuck out the most to me was how shiny everyone's hair was, especially Chibiusa and Usagi. Chibiusa's hair was also more styled than it is in the series, and looks more like that of the manga; a huge plus.
Sound: I thought the sound was really good. I liked the song that the kids sang in while on the ship -- it was so catchy!
Character: As a Sailor Moon movie, the most familiar characters are naturally in it. The Outer Senshi, with the exception of Saturn, also make an appearence which is nice since they weren't in the SuperS series at all. The new character, Peruru was also pretty cool. I liked him. My problem, however, is with the antagonists. They had absolutely no depth, and there was no real reason why the evil queen (I can't remember her name, sorry) wanted to take over, or why she wanted to make the children dream. (She did say something to Sailor Moon about how if everyone slept and only dreamed of themselves no one would get hurt. Still, it doesn't explain much.)
Enjoyment/Overall: Well, I enjoyed it. I thought it was cute, and I loved the art style. Naturally, this is a movie that Moonies should watch. But if you're not a fan of Chibiusa or cute things in general, then you may not want to watch this. Overall, it's a good movie, and I give it a seven.
Let me first admit that Chibi-Usa is my most disliked-character, so if you feel this review isn't exactly unbiased, I'm not going to argue. >X3
After BSSM S, which highlights Chibi-Usa's friendship with Tomoe Hotaru, there came BSSM SuperS which also focused on Chibi-Usa... in almost every episode. Thinking one couldn't possibly tire of this pink-haired loud-mouthed girl, here is an enitre movie dedicated to her.
The story is weak compared to its two predecessors. The idea of fairies that kidnap children seems pretty contrived... in regards to forcing a plot that will center around Chibi-Usa. It introduces characters such as Peruru and Badiyanu who are hollow
in character and mere plot-triggers.
The art quality is superb. As the third movie with a large budget, animators can afford to try new and more complicated angles, which may bother some people as the shots can be considered a little too ambitious.
The soundtrack is lacking when compared to the S or R movie. Badiyanu's persistent laughter is very irritating, moreso than what is usual for the Evil Villianess character-type. And she laughs so often you want to shoot yourself. The theme song "Morning Moon" is introduced and it is a light and fitting song, a great addition to the other movies' ending themes.
There is virtually no Character Development. The story presents a conflict and the Sailor Senshi must resolve it. The end.
The Enjoyment and Overall quality of this movie is average. Its delicious eye-candy but the plot fails to draw you in.
This has to be my least favorite Sailor Moon movie out of the 3 that were dubbed. So much inaccurate things were going on that I just couldn't just let it brush past easily.
Story: 7 Although the Story idea could have been creative and hilarous with it's villains. It's just a overally very poorly explained. I liked the fact that they kept the dream theme connection to the SuperS season, but it just makes the movie in general more confusing on a number of matters.
Art: 10 The art was very colorful, and rich. You can tell the movie was mostly centered
on Mini Moon or Chibi Moon in subs case, because you can tell the young kid theme behind the candy and fairy looking villains.
Sound 6: I overally always love the music in Sailor Moon, but the music in this movie was just downright annoying, fruity and overall childish sounding. Asides from the transformation music, no major song was big in this movie.
Character: Ok since obviously this movie is Mini centered it's supposed to feature mainly her of course with the Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask moments as well. For being a movie centered on Mini Moon however, I had enough with her character in this movie. While in the SuperS season she is pretty useful, she was just a powerless princess here.
As for her sudden new "friendship" with the movie's new character. With her constant interest in someone else in SuperS, throwing someone else here, just made me gag. Top off his background was never explained good enough.
Enjoyment: 8 Although this movie had me laughing at the villains, and other moments. It wasn't my best movie of Sailor Moon.
Overall: A good movie for a Sailor Moon fan, but nothing else