Dragon Cry is a magical artifact of deadly power, formed into a staff by the fury and despair of dragons long gone. Now, this power has been stolen from the hands of the Fiore kingdom by the nefarious traitor Zash Caine, who flees with it to the small island nation of Stella. Frightened that the power has fallen into the wrong hands, the King of Fiore hastily sends Fairy Tail to retrieve the staff. But this task proves frightening as a shadowy secret lies in the heart of the kingdom of Stella. Dragon Cry follows their story as they muster up all their strength to recover the stolen staff and save both kingdoms.
ok so finally after 2 years wait the movie all fairy tail fan boys and fan girls were waiting for is out .... 2 years ago Hiro Mashima made a picture showing Natsu as half dragon and he said that a movie based on this picture will come , we all know mashima is a man of his word and finally the movie which is said to give the biggest fairy tail shockers ( said my mashima sensei himself ) is here .
Now as we know that Ft 2014 ended with the disbanded Fairy Tail guild so how come the guys are back again together
, well the story of the movie is based in the time after Avatar arc which was in the manga and not shown in the anime , during that arc natsu lucy gray erza and wendy gather together to bring the guild back , that is why the guys are back together again , its better if you read the manga till there , its a short arc but if you dont wanna its not a problem , all you need to know is gray and erza were working undercover to bust out an organization of worshippers of zeref , natsu due to a reason ( a spoiler which i dont wanna give ) ended up to bust that organization too that is how all they come together , during this wendy and juvia were also accompanied by them .
the story of this movie is based on dragons and secrets regarding dragons that we didnt knew before it would be better if you watch it rather than me telling you so , and its based in another city with a new king which aids our heroes and help them fight dragons due to a certain reason ( a spoiler which i dont wanna give ) . like the previous movie this movie also features another main character , a female warrior of the empire who journey with natsu's team . Naturally the main part of the story would be spoilers that is why i wont discuuss them here .
The character design this time is changed , i would say i prefered the previous one but its not bad this time either , the art and graphics is as awesome as it always was and the voice actors are the same as they were.
Gladly we will get to see the transformation of natsu into a half dragon as he awakens a new power . To all the Nalu fans there is good news as Hiro Mashima has done quite alot of work on Nalu power in the movie so rejoice
( i am a lisana fan though ) .
Overall its a great movie based on 142 pages from the original story board created by Mashima sensei and another great piece of work which you all can expect on alot . Personally Fairy Tail is the best anime i have ever seen and i am one of the biggest fan ( trust me when i say this , my profile and my room is a proof of it ) but to all those who are not die hard fans i assure you , you will also like this ....
Warning: I am still fresh of seeing this movie. I watched it two weeks ago. Before I give my overall review let me tell you that I will be comparing this movie to other recent shonen movies to get my point.
This will also spoil some major plot points
This is one of the worst movies I ever had the displeasure of watching. As someone who still watches Fairy Tail from the start until now that it only has 8 chapters left I was pissed. And this is coming from a fan that has stood with Fairy Tail even if it has had one of
the worst downgrades I have ever seen since I read the last two arcs of bleach.
The only reason I am giving this a 1.5 instead of a 1 is that that of the first 10 minutes. That is the only part that is enjoyable in my opinion and it becomes a giant mess. The sheer number of things that fail from its villain to its own heroes is outstanding. It has absolutely nothing that makes me excited to talk about with someone. Oh yeah and remember how it was supposed to connect to the series? Well then I hope you are ready to sit for the whole movie and the credits to let use see a final scene that is supposed to connect on the last arc of fairy tail and make you excited for what there is to come but miserably fails instead making you enraged if you have read the final arc due to it connecting absolutely nothing. Oh yeah and remember the Natsu dragon form that is in every promotional material. Well be ready to see it almost not used and it only appears for 1:30 minutes. In comparison One Piece Movie Gold is an actual better movie at exciting you for the future of One Piece. It connects in a way of showing you what previous characters are doing and expands on the promise of them returning without the manga or anime having it doing it better than this sorry excuse for a movie.
Art and Animation 
This is easily one of the worst animated garbage that A1 pictures have thrown into the big screen. It shows that almost no time and effort was put into the fight scenes and the fight choreography makes it seem that no one at the studio has watched a decent fight scene. I would compare this movie with the masterful Koe no Katachi but that this thing could ever compare to this masterpiece of a movie would be an insult to both Kyoto animation and the people that actually work hard in the anime industry.And it is so bad that halfway through the movie I was nodding my head in disappointment in how can something be so bad that EROMANGA SENSEI a slice of life show. Has better animation than a goddam movie with a MOVIE BUDGET. The only thing that is pretty nice to look at are the character designs but it even screws up with that. At the end of the Movie they cannot even make A MOTHERFUCKING DRAGON look nice. It looks horribly designed.
You have heard this already. It is the same as the anime. Nothing new.
Oh boy does this make me angry. Lets start with the original cast.
Natsu- Kills the dragon, that is it. Seriously he doesn't grow in any way, shape, or form. I already hated natsu enough before seeing this movie but now they ruin the litte character that he was supposed to be and just turn him into a blank sheet.
Lucy- I hate her so goddam much in this movie. She was already so bad in the original material but this is just sad. If you ver wanted to see how a character can fall so low that it matters less than dirt at this point look no further than Lucy Heartfillia.
Grey, Erza, Wendy- Gonna add them all here since they do the same thing. Nothing. Defeat disposable henchmen 1, 2, and 3 and then do nothing for the rest of the movie.
Juvia, Gajeel, Levy- They matter as much as the dirt that is Lucy in this movie.
The cats- Appear for two scences. Try to be funny and fail miserably as always.
Now we get into the original characters.
Dissposable Lucy clone- I think her name was Sonya or something. I don't know. She made such little impression on everyone that she gets kicked out of the final third of the movie.
Villans- Does someone even remeber what they were callled again? I sure don't. They are boring and patetic. Their powers are not even intersesting. How can you make A MOTHERFUCKING DRAGON the most boring thing in the movie I don't know.
Watching paint dry gets out more emotion than this movie
Wanna wate ten bucks? Burn them instead of watching this movie. It wastes less time of your life than watching the epidemy of the worst things anime has to offer.
I went to see this in the cinema and was so stoked as i needed my next FariyTail fix as the previous arc seems like it had ended far to long ago. So as for seeing some of my favorite anime characters in motion again it was great but unfortunately thats where the praise seems to slow down.
The first part of the movie is pure ecchi fan service that i do personally like but i know many are not a fan of it so to see it so prominent in most of the first part and
scattered through out the moive could leave a bad taste in some mouths (no pun intended). The story was very very rushed and had the team hopping from scene to scene with out reason. for example (possible mild spoiler here so be careful) when Natsu had to find the FT team as the where split up he simply said he was going to find them and then it cuts to the next scene and they are all there with no explanation of how they met up again or anything. It felt very strange and not smooth at all. As for the bad guys they where not very exciting (Spoiler Ahead) the fights with them where bland and they tried to do the whole being defeated until a smart twist with Erza but it was so lame and rushed it really annoyed me.
The NaLu relations did how ever get a little deeper so for you NaLu fans like me that is a plus. Oh and the biggest secret/development in the series so far that was teased was not all that great to im sure most FT fans already know about it for ages now. I just really hope this rushed style is not the direction for the rest of FT because i did feel it was a series with some of the most developed characters ever and i could ruin it.
I just watched it with my friend today at the cinema, as a fan of the series I can say I loved it! It's not something that you can watch if you don't like the series (Unlike Fairy Tail Zero), so if you don't like Fairy Tail then I don't recommend this.
The story kind of takes place after the Tartaros arc but before the Alvarez Empire arc, so it may be confusing if you're only up to somewhere like the Grand Magic Games arc. The story of the movie itself is interesting and it fits well with the anime, but it's pretty
fast-paced. Don't get me wrong, I know it's a movie. It's just that they could've put more effort into the action part of it. Basically, Natsu one-hits the main antagonist after giving his nakama speech. It was a really quick fight when it could've had more action in it. The fights where everyone split up and fought the villains underlings (As always) was pretty boring too, but it's a movie not an arc so I can't blame them for that.
Apart from the fighting, I really liked the plot. The idea that there's another kingdom was really cool.
I really loved the new animation style. When I first saw it I wasn't too excited, but I kept admiring the characters and background while in the cinema. It's very bright and crisp, unlike Fairy Tail 2014. I was really excited to see Lucy's star dress ability animated, it was stunning. And guess what?! THERE'S BLOOD NOW!! Although, it was just at the start. Boob physics are even weirder than before, but what can you do.
If this is going to be the style for the rest of the series, I'm all for it. Beautiful.
I'm pretty biased when it comes to the music in this anime, but it was incredible. The OST was a little different from the series, but it sounded a lot like it belonged in it. The song during the credits were really nice as well. I started out watching it dubbed and it felt weird to change to subbed so I haven't heard the voices much, but the seiyuu did a wonderful job with it.
There isn't much to say about the main characters, so I'll talk about the introduced ones.
I didn't really like Sonya. Her personality wasn't really shown, apart from being a kind and considerate girl. I've seen that personality a lot in anime so it wasn't anything that unique. Animus seemed like an interesting dragon that reminded me of Acnologia a little. Some of the new powers reminded me of other characters (Like Sherry with her Marionette magic, Bickslow with his Seith magic and Kain with his curse magic). Even so, some of the powers like the leg magic (Idk) that girl used was really cool.
It's not the best movie out there, but I definitely enjoyed it. I'm a huge NaLu fan and that scene near the end melted my heart.
I did give some really high ratings for some aspects of this movie, but it gets an 8/10 from me. Since I've only watched it once, it's probably not the best review but I hope it was helpful and you can agree with me with some things. I'm really excited for the Avatar & Alvarez Empire arcs to be animated, and I'm probably going to write a review for that as well.