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.
Hiro Mashima is quite possibly the worst storyteller I have ever seen in my life, and I've seen quite a bunch of media.
Let's get a few things out of the way first: I enjoyed Fairy Tail up until the end of the Tenrou Island arc. It was at that point that Mashima knew what he was doing because he didn't have to follow through on any of the hype he was building up. I believe that is Mashima's only good quality as a writer. He is able to create ideas that sound good at first, but they end up panning out extremely badly. Every
arc after Tenrou was average or poor. Alvarez was insulting and a complete waste of time. Part of the reason why I hate Fairy Tail so much now is because of how much the progression of this manga has disappointed me. Yes, this review has my hatred of Mashima in mind, but it won't be the reason of why I gave this movie a 1.
Plot: Spoiler alert. There isn't one. No progression. No change in character mindset or any kind of evolution. It's a complete waste of time. Natsu turns half of his body into a dragon for about 20 seconds and then turns back (somehow). No effect on him whatsoever.
Characters: All 5 of team Natsu are the same as they always were and nothing of note happens with their character. I won't say they're one dimensional. Well, that's not entirely true. Natsu is the only one dimensional character among them. I can't mention how much I despise the way Natsu is written. Even after 535 chapters of this, Natsu is still a bumbling baboon who one shots everything and can't think his way out of a paper bag.
The villains are extremely one dimensional and useless. I don't even remember the individual names of the lackeys. Sonya is apparently a non canon addition to the dragon slayers (or more accurately, a vessel for a dragon) sent to the future, but that part is never really explained. Was she sent to the future or was she simply kept alive with a dragon inside her for 400 years? NOBODY KNOWS. MASHIMA CAN'T WRITE. There's also one more thing that really pissed me off. The dragon rips himself out of Sonya's body AND SHE JUST GETS UP LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED. Does anyone know anything about consequences anymore? Does Mashima know how to write? NO.
The main antagonist was...okay I guess? He's a dragon who wanted free reign, but he got one shot by Natsu...so idk anymore the entire movie just seemed pointless.
Bottom line is that you don't waste your time with this garbage. Mashima clearly wrote it with the same mindset that he wrote Alvarez. The antagonists aren't threatening, and Fairy Tail spouts friendship constantly the entire time.
Absolute garbage. I'll repeat myself here: Hiro Mashima is the worst mangaka to come out of Japan in a long time.
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.
This is the most amazing disappointment in all of movies. *Spoilers*
Story: What story? A new kingdom with a king whose also a chick because the king is actually a dragon wants to take an artifact to free himself from the girl or something along those lines. But some random dude who works for the king wants the staff to destroy things because generic villain. So how did the dragon get inside the girl, why does the generic dude want to destroy stuff. What are the abilities of the dragon and his henchmen what can the "Dragon Cry" do nothing is explained in this movie.
Fairy Tail art style it's ok nothing as amazing as should be expected from a movie.
Sound: Not an audiophile but nothing new from the original series.
Character: No character added in the movie get's any development. We get jump cuts and random BS that makes you think theres something there but they never go into it. What's the deal with the dragon and Sonia. What's the deal with the generic henchmen. What's the deal with any of these characters and why should i care about them at all.
Enjoyment: I am easy to entertain but this movie was so bad i was distracted by how much i was hating it to enjoy anything. It feels like a movie that was supposed to have a prequel but didn't.
Overall: Do not recommend was absolutely awful. It's probably the perfect example of how not to do a movie. Explain nothing, use uninteresting characters, and pretend you have a plot instead of a giant mess.
There was a time where I use to love Fairy Tail as a whole I thought it has great characters especially Erza, Laxus, and Gajeel which were some of my favorite anime characters back then. I thought all the arcs were amazing and well written and I thought the fights were epic. This was 12-year-old me saying all that stuff because I didn’t watch many shounen animes back then and I thought Fairy Tail was the best shounen series ever made beating FMA 2003 and Shaman King. I wish I can Bright Slap my 12-year-old self for saying it. However my love for Fairy Tail
didn’t last that along because after Fairy Tail 2009 had finished its run in 2013 I decided to watch other shounen animes such as Hitman Reborn, Yu Yu Hakusho, Bleach, Both versions of Hunter x Hunter, FMAB and Soul Eater and they were all better than Fairy Tail in every way possible in terms of story, characters, worldbuilding and visuals. Yes, I know the Bleach anime became a train-wreck after certain arc but least it’s a fun train-wreck that I enjoyed. When I tried re-watching Fairy Tail 2009 again as well watching the 2014 anime at the same time I started to literally despise the series. Main characters always one-shot villains with the power-ups, cringe-worthy fan-service, preachy themes, terrible fights that have poor direction, 1D characters that hardly change or developed at all and the story is just a poorly written repetitive mess that is filled with plotholes. Out of all the shows that I have watched Fairy Tail is the only series that I use to love but now despise with a burning passion. There are shows that don’t hold up on a second viewing but they some good moments and they are shows like Fairy Tail whereby just watching the first of episodes on your second viewing will make hate everything that series has stood for.
Seriously all of all the shounen that I have seen Fairy Tail is easily the worst of the bunch by a long shot and this fucking movie did not change my opinion of this series at all. In fact, this movie has made hate the series even more.
Because this movie doesn’t give a shit about almost anything am just going to end my intro. Hiro Mashima and Tatsuma Minamikawa clearly didn’t give a shit while making this movie so why should I bother.
GOD HELP ME!!!!
Now normally I would go over the plot a series but because it’s Fairy Tail and Hiro Mashima does not give two shits about the story am not going to bother because like with most Fairy Tail arcs it’s repetitive and it follows the same story structure. This movie is no different and because of that, the story Dragon Cry is AWFUL!!!
This movie features all the things that we hate about Fairy Tail. A contrived plot that is recycled beyond belief, shitty info dumping, awful pacing, poor writing, villains that get one shotted because of the power of friendship from the heroes. Seriously it’s like Hiro and the director Tatsuma did not give two fucks when creating this movie and because of that, this movie feels like awful fanfic that was done by a 12 year who doesn’t know about good storytelling.
What makes this movie worse is the movie is a straight copy of the last Fairy Tail movie The Phoenix Priestess which was also a terrible film.
The only reason why this movie exists is so Hiro can foreshadow all the garbage that we will get to see in the Alvarez Empire arc which is one of the worst arcs that has ever come out in the manga/anime medium.
Other than this movie is a fucking joke.
Don’t make me laugh Hiro Mashima. Your characters are still hot garbage as they barely developed as characters as well.
Lucy is still being good at being useless as ever always being a coward while being a slut to the viewers as she exposes her tits and ass everywhere every time she on screen.
Natsu aka The Asspull Man is the still the same shitty character that we all hate, always being preachy with his friendship speeches as well being an asspuller on screen. What more needs to be about this pathetic excuse of a shounen protagonist.
Gary and Erza are the same shitty characters that we all know. They barely change as characters and for some reason, they are even blander in this movie.
As for the other Fairy Tail characters, they are just interesting as rocks. They are not mentioning at all.
As for the villains of Fairy Tail, what do you expect?
They are the same copy and paste, one-dimensional generic villains that we all seen before from this series.
Overall the characters in Dragon Cry are HOT GARBAGE!!!
Now if you thought the story and characters were trash the visual in this movie is on a whole another level of trash.
This has got to be one of the worst looking films that I have ever seen in my life.
The production values itself is garbage that is filled with a lot of animation and art errors. If it was a TV series that I could understand but this is a GOD DAMM MOVIE and films usually have a higher budget than the TV series counterparts.
This movie production values are so bad they couldn’t even FUCKING ANIMATE A DRAGON CORRECTLY!!!
SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT HIRO AND THE STAFF OF THIS FILM. ANIMATING A DRAGON CORRECTLY WAS TOO HARD FOR YOU BUT YOU CAN PERFECT ANIMATED ALL THE FAN-SERVICE SHIT THAT GOES ON IN YOUR FILM.
Hiro, you're better off doing a long-running Hentai series at this point because your only embarrassing yourself.
Do I need to say anything? It’s the same from the TV series.
This movie is a waste of time. Not only the movie still has all the issues of Fairy Tail that we but the movie doesn’t know how to respect its audience.
The best of parts in Dragon Cry is where the movie itself keeps buffering itself when I was watching it on my tablet on Netflix. Yes, I did watch this movie on Netflix because I am not going to go all the way to Leicester Square Odeon Cinema as well paying £10 + pounds to watch this. I honestly feel bad for anyone who watched it on the big screen because this film has no purpose apart from foreshadowing the worst of Fairy Tail with its final arc that will come out in 2018.
Overall it’s best to stay away from this god awful movie that has no point of existing other to foreshadow the awfulness that is called Alvarez Empire arc.
I want my 1 hour 24 minutes back Hiro Mashima!!!
Final Score 1.5/10
I think there are two perspectives that should be addressed when reviewing Fairy Tail; the objective/intelectual/elitist view, and the subjective/fanbase view. I'll start with the Elitist review because that's more fun; but please read both for more context. (The only spoilers included are vague, disjointed and should not be enough to actually /spoil/ any scene.)
Highly Elite Intellectual Score of Objectiveness: 1.5
This movie as garbage. Its full of plotholes, doesn't follow up on most of the what it introduces, is
incredibly inconsistant with its characters, and backtracks over so many details its ridiculous. Every part of the setting, every new character introduced, every power and plot angle used seems thrown into the script in order to support a specific semi-cool image or moment that the director wanted in the film.
Here are a few random problems with the anime:
The enemies were poorly handled. The Lucky Stars, the stock enemy trio, were there only to delay the main party so Natsu could face the head honcho alone. They had so little significance and power, they were never even refered to by name after they introduced themselves. Their boss the arch nemesis of the movie, set up as a powerful dark arts user, doesn't even get a final battle.
The main enemy's coverstory for wanting the staff - to stop the island exploding - is never treated as a genuine concern by any of the main cast; and once the villain's true motives are revealed, the film never even bothers to clarify whether the explosive crystals are actually a problem or not. Who knows; the entire island could go BANG five seconds after the movie ends.
Inconsistant difficulties. Halfway through; a fire mage, and melee dancer and a weak guy on a fast ball (???) wipe out the party of five Fairy Tail mages. One of this party of Fairy Tail mages powers up by eating fire, one creates slippery surfaces and cages, and a third can summon armour to go very fast /and/ has a junior mage who can speed her up further. Really, these guys posed no threat. In other news, that 12 story tower now reachs the sky, the dragon transformed even without the staff, and hey look! That guy got mad; so now that gaping hole in his stomach doesn't affect his ability to move at all!
And there are many, MANY more issues.
On the whole; this is like watching an entire arc of Fairytail in 100 minutes: and yes, that means that ALL those weird side characters and new powers and cameos are included but NOT the explanation for how they actually contribute. Instead they just... don't contribute. They're just there.
This would be an ideal film to watch with a bunch of intellectual friends who are somewhat familiar with FairyTail - maybe tried watching a few dozen episodes on their own - just to rag on it. Plus (one thing they did well) there are several moments of pretty dang fine fanservice. So that's always fun to laugh about. Its also one of the few reasons this gets a 1.5 rating.
Happy-go-lucky rating from a fan with subjective tastes: 7
This film was pretty fun to watch. Many of my favourite characters had a least a few minutes of screentime and a funny quip or two; and it was nice to see them working both individually and together when they happen to bump into eachother. Some of the new powers were interesting, and the new element Stellanium could make for a pretty cool upgrade for Erza's armoury. The twist at the end, revealing the true reason for the plot of the film, was pretty interesting and didn't aim for any unneeded shock factor.
Here are a few random things I liked about the film:
The new female characters were all quite interesting, each in their own way. Sonya was an ally in a tough situation that I sympathized with; plus she had an intriguing backstory and abilities that I wish had been explored more. Riana looked like a total badass; I'd have loved to see her in an actual combat scenario. Swan - the leader of the Three Stars - was incredibly attractive, and her dancing combat style was quite unique and fun to watch.
More Politics! More Dragons! More /History/!!!! Seeing the new country and learning a bit about its economy and royalty made me very curious about many things. How are these kingdoms communicating? Do the royal families of Fiore and Stella meet together with the magic council? Do they have their own wizard saints or guild systems? And the flashback to Acnologia and the other dragons was an insight into the end of the Dragon Age that we haven't had nearly enough of! Altogether, the movie made me very interested in the realms, heroes and notable treasures that must be strewn throughout the rich history of the 400 years of human occupation on the continent!
Lastly; the teaser at the end, showing new abilities for Acnologia and teasing at future conflicts made me quite excited for the final season airing next year. I'm now motivated to power through the last 30 episodes that I have yet to see so I can be ready to catch the finale as it airs.
On the whole; the movie was a fun little look into a bit of what Fairy Tail is up to while rebuilding our interest and general hype for the final season. It was good to see some of favourite goofballs back in action; a highly enjoyable spectacle.
I recommand that any current FairyTail fans watch this movie. It's a pity that it didn't have more time to elaborate much on the many interesting concepts and characters it included, but it is truly in tune with the FairyTail franchise spirit of fun.
To close out this review; I'd like to explain why I give it a five. Yes, to a technicion this film can be nothing but trash, and yes, to many diehard fans it may be worth a much higher score. But! I write this assuming that you are a reasonable person on neither extreme who can still have fun despite noticing many flaws, so I weigh the enjoyment rating more than the technical. I think a mediocre 5 is a fairly accurate assessment of how much I enjoyed my movie-going experience - I've seen many better films, but it was far from being a disappointing waste of an evening.
I recommend seeing this with friends who feel the same way about Fairy Tail that you do. The less you enjoy the movie, the more you'll be able to enjoy your friends company; and the more you enjoy the movie - well, there ya go; happiness points acquired by default.
I hope this review helped you, or at least entertained you for a few minutes.
PS there's a scene where a bunch of female captives flee a prison, and given that the only captives we knew were a secret service swordswoman and a powerful celestial magic user, we can assume the rest had similarly strong backgrounds. That could have been one of the most hilariously badass escapes in the history of cliche anime prison breaks. Its a real pity it was squandered :/
PPS This was my first review here on MAL; lemme know if there's anything you particularly liked/disliked. k thx bai
Fairy Tail Dragon Cry is absolute trashy film ever i watched & sequel to Phoenix Nonsense..... Literally being an Shonen Fan, my friend recommended FT to me since 2009. Fairy Tail isn't especially good but definitely relies on it's fan service to keep afloat of the other competitors in it's genre every now & always against esp. One Piece & get big blow from High School DXD.
Hiro Mashima is second to Tite Kubo in terms of Worst Writer Ever. He always uses art designs & Ideas of One Piece for his FT Plot lines .....NAKAMA POWER......Sorry to All as it is Canon Film & disgrace
to Shonen Films like DBZ Films, Naruto & OP Films..........2017 Pokemon I Choose You was 1000X Better than this trash
Movie (100%) divided into 10% Stupid Fights, 5% Nakama Values, 15% Stupidity Plot & 70% Fanservice
Plot : Horrible execution with disgusting plot on Stone called Dragon Cry
Art: Decent, BUT Don't get me wrong, seeing Natsu go into Dragon Form was cool, but honestly it could have been infinitely better if same with plot.
Character: Cliched as ever
Enjoyment: I feel like who ever directed this movie just everyone to see how well they can sexualise everything, to add onto this, it has more plot holes than a sponge called plot. My Thoughts of Watching this film was because it was written by Author of FT Hiro Mashima who was inspired from God of Shonen Akira Toriyama & Naruto Author Kishimoto for their Success on Canon Films like Blockbusters Battle of Gods, Resurrection F, The Last & Boruto etc but Hiro Mashima failed what he was lacking while writing his story & end up as disappointment as ever.
Overall: Neither of the Fairy Tail films offer anything to the entire story, nor does it apply any value to your life whether you are a die-hard fan or otherwise. This movie, is absolutely garbage, and as a Fairy Tail Fan, I am willing to save all others the pain and tell you to skip this film. Avoid it like the black plague, and forget it ever existed.
This is my first review..I hope it can be helpful for all.
Hiro is one of the best manga artists I had ever seen.Fairy Tail has been one of the best and favorite anime that I had ever watched. Finally after all this time Dragon Cry has English subbed. Am excited to talk and review this movie.
The story is also about dragons but set in another new city. Just like the first movie, the movie also features a young female character ( I think her name was Sonya). She also joins team Natsu to fight the dragon ( Don't want to talk more to not
spoil the enjoyment). Although the story was quite good, I found it abit boring in half of the movie.
What got me disappointed is the new art of Fairy Tail. Fairy tail has wonderful and realistic colors through out the show and through the 2014 episodes. But what I did not like is the weird colors of most of the characters. The characters seem somehow dull to me through out the movie. I would prefer if these types of colors would not be used again in the upcoming season of Fairy Tail. Let us hope so!
Fairy Tail's theme music is my ringtone right now! The music and soundtrack used in fight scenes and throughout the whole movie are just the same. One of my favorites!!!!!!
What mostly made me love fairy Tail and start watching it are the characters. They are always interesting with many stories about them, but still in this movie there was no change of characters. Team Natsu are quite funny and supportive as usual. Juvi, Gajeel and Levy have also no changes at all, just like the old Fairy Tail. Still I love that.
I did enjoy every moment of this movie... and am sure fans who read the manga will really enjoy watching it as it contains some there and there spoilers from the manga.
Overall it is one of the best movies that I had watched. I expected nothing less from Hiro Sensei, as he is one of the best storytellers I had read from. I really love Fairy Tail and it is my favorite movie ever, but still am sure anime fans who are no that close to Fairy Tail will even like it.
This movie is crap. I say this as someone that actually enjoyed Fairy Tail for the fun little shonen it was, and who finished the manga. Half of the time I spent watching this film consisted of me wanting desperately to skip past the same tropes I have seen a billion times over and the other half was spent crying about how little sense this film made in the actual story of Fairy Tail.
The story consists of...
a) *Insert legendary item here* which is stolen by *insert generic villain(s).*
b) *Shenanigans ensue.* Build some emotional tension. (And by some I
c) *PLOT TWIST*
d) *Shonen-esque finale* paired with *Shitty emotional climax*
I started off this film thinking "Wow, that's a crappy looking bird." I finished it thinking, "Wow, that's a crappy looking dragon." The art in this film rivaled DBS at times.
Same as the show. Except the soundtrack sounds a little worse for some reason.
The character's in the show aren't great. The characters in this film could be replaced with literally any other shonen character from their respective archetypes and it wouldn't change a single thing. There is no emotion and I was literally laughing sadly by the finally at how few shits I gave.
I would say a Fairy Tail fan could have fun, but I'm a Fairy Tail fan, and I didn't have fun sooo...
I'm sure that Fairy Tail fans will watch this film for the simple benefit of more content. That's why I watched it, however, believe me when I say that I wished I hadn't. It wasn't worth the hour and a half and it didn't even feel like Fairy Tail. It adds nothing to the plot of the series and it is completely cancerous. That's all.
Hiro Mashima promised us a surprise, and boy did he give us a surprise. Your surprise at my score given that I am a fairy tail fan is only half the surprise you'll get when watching the actual movie. It is unimaginably terrible. (how did it get over 7 is beyond me, tbh I actually had this listed as a 5 on my list)
So lets just go over the good bits, the sound was good, but that is to be expected from a fairy tail title, unfortunately you shouldn't expect too much from the new stuff and the old tracks that make fairy tail fairy
tail are few and far between. (8)
As for the art, I'm not too sure whether its just me or if the arts actually taken one step forward and three steps back. It doesn't exactly feel as good as the 2014 series but still holds its own when put up against other anime. (7)
The characters are a huge part in fairy tail, and unfortunately the way the movie was written and what have you just weren't put to use correctly and to be honest felt quite shallow, just like this review (6)
The story, boy oh boy the story, my question is what story? This whole plot revolves around what Joker did to his colleagues in the first 5 minutes of the Batman movie. Not many other twist and turns really. Some people would argue that there are surprises towards the end of the movie, but rather than surprises it feels more like throwing random facts at you as quickly as they could in the last 15 minutes of the movie. (2)
All in all, not a movie to watch unless it plays an important part in the coming season (oh yes I need to mention here that there is a time skip involved so some of you might be able to better understand it after the new season starts). (4)
IF YOU ONLY WATCH THE ANIME AND DO NOT READ THE MANGA, THEN STAY WAY! THERE ARE A LOT OF SPOILERS THAT ARE NOT ADDRESSED IN THE ANIME YET!
Now that's out of the way. After 2 years or so without any proper Fairy Tail animation release the fans finally get what they want... an mediocre anime movie that oddly fits the canon, but somehow still it's in it's own little world. Unless you really want to just see some of what Fairy Tail usually offers after 2 years of withdraw then I would stay away from this movie.
The story is the same
cookie cutter style of anime movie when you want to stay away from canon as much as possible. The gang (Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Gray, Erza, ect.) take a mission from the Fiore kingdom to travel to a small island nation of Stella so you don't have to worry about running into it in the grand story besides a light mention. A bunch of baddies that are pretty forgettable appear, take all powerful artifact that oddly been missing thought the series, and then regret their mistake afterwards because it's power can not be controlled.
Pretty simple and straight forward. I think there was only one thing that "surprised" me, but honestly wasn't a huge deal. A double edge sword of the movie is that it goes straight into the conflict of the movie than instead of dancing around it. We don't get much info about what is going on though and what is happening. One moment the gang is in a field being transported somewhere and the next they are back in the base of the enemy in the next scene.
The art is good when the fight scenes are light and really have that A-1 Pictures look when having the character express their feelings or simple movements. Kind of the only reason I like the sound is because I missed that Fairy Tail theme and the general music direction that the series as, but it doesn't challenge itself or try anything different.
The characters don't change much or grow, which honestly isn't a bad thing. Natsu is still hot-headed, Happy gets himself in crazy and funny situations, Lucy is the damsel in distress at times, and every one still as their same interactions with each other that makes them like able. It's the movie characters that I grew bored of and just forgot about. And sure, let's have all of them show off their ultimate abilities so we can remember how bad ass they are for a minute or 2.
Overall, the movie made me laugh when it wanted to and watching some of my favorite characters come back in animation made me smile. But that's about it. I was getting bored a little more than halfway of the film and was zoning out. Events happen with out explanation, the fights are ok at best, the characters are enjoyable to see, music and sound effects are what you expect from the anime along with updated look. If you want to get your Fairy Tail fix and can't wait until 2018 when the anime series comes out then watch this, but you are only getting a short high from a massive hangover that is story and overall elements of a movie.
So I actually really enjoy Fairy Tail and have both read the manga and watched the anime. But this movie was just horrible. I mean how was this even able to get made, the movie is just a glorified tit fest/fan service trash. Fairy Tail has always been more on the fan service side but this was way beyond that.
The movie also gives new meaning to plot holes, I mean how can you have a movie that are just individual scenes cut together without any kind of bridge to connect them. They do not explain anything that happens in the movie. Like did Sonya
travel to the future or has she just lived for more than 400 years, will she die now that the dragon has left her, then why was she still alive when the movie ended. Or how did Natsu change into that new form and how did he survive being stabbed. The only thing that the movie set up decently was Happy is afraid of dogs and so when he faces the red dog he has to overcome his fears. When the only character development in your movie is with the cat sidekick and not any of the main hero you may have a problem.
They start of decent with Natsu being trapped and going back in time to show us how, setting up the plot about Dragon Cry, showing us the main villains but then it just goes downhill from there.
It's like that was the only part they had written while working on the movie
All we know about our hero we can just forget that, they are now way weaker then we know them to be. Especially Ezra, she is supposed to be a strong warrior but in this movie her strength is nowhere to be found. She has always been there to show us what real strength is but now she and Lucy are just there to show us their big boobs and their panties. I just hope that they will not do this to the anime or manga otherwise this series is finished.
So this is my first review... I might mess up but screw it I'm gonna give it a try.
Fairy tail movie 2: Dragon cry.... This movie is mediocre at best. I seen worse movies than this but this is probably the worse anime movie I seen awhile.
Let me say this: I'm not fully caught up with Fairy tail. I haven't reached the time skip yet so I'm still far behind but... I know enough fairy tail to have an idea about the characters and lore. This movie did nothing to impress me or surprise me. Let me break down why I didnt like this
The story is basically a retrieval mission gone wrong. Nothing more than that. It has no real build up and a laughable climax. The end of the story will leave with more questions than answers. No tension, no good drama... I'm seriously trying to find one good thing about this story but I cant find it.
The action is passable at best but I expected more from a movie. Everyone in the guild had their 5 seconds of getting some hits in but of course natsu gets the bulk of the action. One fight in particular I'm highly disappointed with the one with Erza and wizard who does the kicks (I forgot her name and it dosen't really matter lol). They focused too much on Erza's boobs than the fight itself. Now I'm a man who doesn't mind fan service sometimes but Erza is serious character and to make light of her struggle with the camera on her boobs the majority of the fight is disrespectful. Besides that, the other fights were ok at best. Nothing special.
The animation is probably the best thing about this movie but that's not saying much. The scenery, bright colors and how everyone look in this movie was good. Some facial expressions were kinda cheap looking but other than that, props to the people in charge of the animation team. If you like the animation in the anime, you will love it here.
Here is where the confusion comes into play. Throughout the movie, theres two villains in the movie and it makes you wonder which one is gonna be main one. It was like the movie didnt know which guy (or dragon) wanted to be the main villian. When you get to the climax, you finally see who the real villain is but what happened to the other guy.... nobody knows and the movie didnt either as you can see when you get to the end. So since Animus is the main villian, let's just focus on him. He's not the worst villain I seen but he's boring. Anger and revenge is his play in a nutshell and after he found out Natsu is a dragon slayer, he wanted to kill him and the rest of his kind for what they did in the past. He had a moment of glory but plot armor Natsu got a boost and Animus was looked at the end. Even with all Dragon cry staff...he wasnt strong enough which is ok because that's how all anime movies end if not most... it's just a painfully mediocre villian and his death was laughable bad.
You are not messing a thing if you skip this movie. Nothing special. Barely entertaining. Just stick to the anime or manga. Use your time wisely. Thanks for reading guys.
PS: Why are Erza and Lucy's boobs so unusually big? It's a turn off for me honestly. I dont like how the fanservice is done in this movie.
The following review contains spoilers for Fairy Tail (2009), Fairy Tail (2014), Fairy Tail: The Phoenix Priestess, and Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry.
Fairy Tail Dragon Cry or pandering to Natsu fans, the movie is a perfect example of everything Fairy Tail fans are sick of. I was even more hyped for this than I was for Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, which delivered everything a SAO fan could have asked for. Fairy Tail is my favorite anime of all time and has been for over four years now. After waiting a year for the English dub to come out, Dragon Cry is the single most
disappointing release in all my years as an anime fan.
Respect for the Main Character
The story starts out with Natsu and of course is all about Natsu and some irrelevant, movie exclusive characters named Sonya and Zash. Despite the fact that Lucy is the main character of Fairy Tail, she is treated the same as Erza and Gray. Or maybe even worse because at least Erza and Gray get some bad ass moments, while Lucy's best moments are using her wit and sex appeal.
The Tartaros arc proved that Lucy is just as capable of a fighter as her friends. Not only did she defeat Jackal (something Natsu couldn't do) but she also held her own against Mard Geer, and the only reason that fight went to a draw was because she passed out from using too much energy after having summoned three celestial spirits at once (something no one else has been able to do) and on top of that summoning the Celestial Spirit King! If it were not for Lucy, everyone in Fairy Tail would have died to Alegria.
Dragon Cry had plenty of opportunity to prove once again just how strong of a fighter Lucy really is, and show once and for all that she is on the same power level as Erza and Gray. Unfortunately, while Lucy does get some new powers in this film thanks to her Star Forms, she really only uses them to outsmart Zash and then shoot a few arrows at some random guards. Meanwhile Erza, Gray, Wendy, and Natsu all win notable fights.
Fairy Tail does not respect its main character enough. I was so happy to see Lucy finally get a big win in the Tartaros arc. In fact, the two episodes covering her fight against Jackal are my favorite anime episodes ever. The emotion was off the charts and seeing Lucy prove herself after 200+ episodes of watching her grow and become stronger and stronger was the most gratifying moment I have ever experienced.
Lucy actually does get more powerful in Dragon Cry since she has Star Forms now and does fight alongside her spirits. However, simply fighting random guards while everyone else fights named characters does not give her a chance to show the progress she has made. At one point, it looked like she was going to fight Zash, but this lasts for about a minute before Zash runs away. Maybe you could technically consider that a win since Capricorn hit Zash and he didn't fight back, but it's not exactly impressive.
Pandering to Natsu fans
Let me say this really clearly, Natsu is NOT the main character of Fairy Tail. Lucy is the narrarator, the first character we see, and most of the story is about her. After 267 episodes (not counting Fairy Tail Zero) all we really know about Natsu is that he was raised by a dragon named Igneel, and he likes fighting. We know everything there is to know about Lucy. Every anime original arc is about her for a reason. She has by far the most character development in the series, and the strongest relationships with the other characters, and has made more improvements as a fighter than any other character.
The only reason anyone thinks Natsu is the main character is because he has the most marketing, but that is only for two reasons. The first being because Lucy has nothing in common with other shounen MCs such as Naruto and Luffy while Natsu is practically a clone of them. The other being that Natsu is a male and for some reason, male anime characters have always been more popular than females. These are superficial reasons that really only effect marketing. As far as the story and the anime/manga itself, Lucy is the main character, and Natsu is the male lead.
In every other battle shounen, the main character wins most of the big fights, but unfortunately in Fairy Tail, Natsu does. It often feels like a shoujo, with Lucy the MC watching as her hero the male lead protects everyone. This is one of, if not the biggest flaws of Fairy Tail as a whole, and it is very prevalent once again in Dragon Cry. For most of the movie, Zash is the main villain. He antagonizes Lucy throughout the film, and while she kind of gets a bit of revenge on him she never really fights him. This was yet another chance to let Lucy FINALLY beat the big bad villain of an arc but no, because that would be to good to be true.
In the last half hour of the movie, suddenly Zash becomes an afterthought and some dragon that was inside Sonya's body for years (much like Igneel was inside Natsu) appears to set up the final battle. Naturally, all of the focus is taken off Lucy vs Zash, so much so that their conflict never reaches a conclusion. All so Natsu can play hero once again and save the Kingdom of Fiore from the evil dragon.
With Fairy Tail's manga having ended out of nowhere in 2017, you would think one of the most popular anime in history that has lasted for a decade would respect its story. Dragon Cry is all over the place, introducing things that anime fans who don't read the manga don't have any clue about and just pretending like we should know whats going on with zero explanation for why things are happening. Some examples of this are Carla having a human form, Lucy having her Star Dresses/Star Forms, Natsu having a dragon form, and Acnologia having a human form to name the most obvious ones.
On top of all of that, the film randomly drops a massive bombshell on us, that Natsu is somehow the infamous E.N.D. Now I'm confused as fuck. Will the new anime starting sometime this year explain this stuff, pretend it never happened, or just hope we somehow figure it out ourselves without reading ahead in the manga and spoiling the anime? Also, I understand why Fairy Tail is together like normal in the movie, but the last thing we saw in the TV series was that Fairy Tail had disbanded, and Lucy, Natsu, and Happy were going to try and bring the guild back together. For the movie to just say fuck that, Fairy Tail is one happy family again as they've always been is incredibly annoying and once again makes me question where the anime will go from here. They absolutely cannot just pretend the guild never disbanded, but if any of this movie is intended to be canon they can't pretend that they never got back together.
Fairy Tail has always been known for having more fanservice than any other show in its genre, as it should because the girls are fucking hot. The first movie, Phoenix Priestess has one of the best nude scenes ever with Lucy's naked butt prominently on display. Dragon Cry on the other hand teases but never delivers. There is lots of cleavage and a bit of butt crack, but when you consider how great the nudity has been in previous Fairy Tail releases, it is a big let down to see this movie continually tease us but never pay it off.
The transformation scenes are especially ridiculous. There are at least 3-4 brief transformations scenes where the characters (Lucy, Erza, and Carla) are briefly naked but we don't see anything as their bodies are covered by infuriating white lights and in Carla's case, a tail. For Fairy Tail of all anime to let me down in the fanservice department is something that has not happened before, and something I was not expecting.
Despite it's flaws, it's still more Fairy Tail
Make no mistake about it, Dragon Cry is the worst Fairy Tail has ever been. But the worst my favorite anime has ever been is still pretty good. While the series flaws are more obvious than ever, there is still a lot to like here. The characters (besides for Natsu, Happy, and Gray, who are lame) are all still awesome, the girls are all still hot despite keeping their clothes on, and the voice acting is still great (besides for Tia Ballard, who is still awful). The art and animation are better than ever (which makes it all the more disappointing we didn't get any nudity).
Overall, I loved seeing my wife Lucy once again after a year and a quarter of no Fairy Tail. Her dancing was the highlight of the movie, but it wasn't a long enough scene to save this movie from being disappointing, and very average. The only reason the score is a 7 is because I've missed Lucy so much so it was great to finally see her and some of the other characters again.
Over the years, Fairy Tail has always managed to bring out some emotion in me, whether it was happiness, sadness, or horniness, I always felt something when watching my favorite anime. Dragon Cry just left me frustrated and blue-balled. While Ordinal Scale satisfied my appetite for more SAO, Dragon Cry just made me want Fairy Tail to return more. This film while enjoyable, was honestly not worth the trouble of avoiding spoilers for a year. Still I can't wait for Fairy Tail to return.
Characters - 10/10
Story - 6/10
Art - 10/10
Fanservice - 6/10 (Lucy's dance scene was hot as fuck but its lacking nudity)
Emotion - Lacking/10 (Fairy Tail usually makes me feel something)
Enjoyment - 6/10
Ok first of all, all of the enemies were weak, natsu, gray, erza and wendy could've easily beaten them all solo! also DEMON SLAYER MAGIC IS SUPPOSE TI BE OP! WHEN GREY'S DAD USED IT, NATSU COULDNT EVEN MELT IT!!!
ALSO ERZA COULDVE DESTROYED ALL OF THEM WITH HER PHYSICAL ABILITIES WITHOUT USING MAGIC. IT GETS ME SO FRUSTRATED WHEN ALL THE FAIRY TAIL MEMBERS GET BEAT UP EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE AGAINST THE WEAKEST OPPONENTS!!! ARGHH IM DONE
second is that natsu couldnt even break a steel chain. just because he was out of power... HOW PATHETIC! why is everyone weak again seriously. in the magic
games when natsu comes back to lucy, he melts everything around the arena. I understand lucy is weak but HOW CAN THE ENEMY BE SO STRONG I MEAN, THEY ARE AS STRONG AS DRAGON SLAYERS AND DEMON SLAYERS!
THIRD, where is laxus' group? BRING ME EVERGREEN!!! JUST OPEN UR EYES AND TURN THEM INTO STONE ALREADY ARGHHHH IM SO DONE WITH THIS ANIME! I HAD REALLY HIGH HOPES THAT NATSU WAS ALREADY THE 3rd STRONGEST besides from acknologia and zeref
I EVEN THOUGHT HE WOULD ONE SHOT EVERYONE! EVEN GREY BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. im legit done. anyways here is a quote that i saw (not in the movie) DONT EXPECT ANYTHING FROM ANYONE
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry employs the usual formula that made this anime popular. It has its cool, emotional, funny, sweet and thrilling moments. And of course, who can ever forget the "power of friendship"? These are, after all, what made me a Fairy Tail fan. But somewhere, somehow, something went wrong.
So, what went wrong? They added more into the formula that damaged the overall quality of the story. One thing I particularly hate is that they added a transformation sequence. It's just so weird and awkward, it honestly made me think, "I'm watching Fairy Tail and not Sailor Moon, right?". Those scenes seriously made
me cringe. Like, when the heck did this anime added magical girl into its list of genres? Unless it's supposed to be a gag or a parody, then my argument will be pointless. But if it's not, my opinion of shounen and transformation sequence shouldn't be put together still stands.
Another thing I dislike is the boob jiggling. Yeah, yeah, I know. Fairy Tail has ecchi in one of its genres so this is to be expected. But come on! I think there should be a limit. And, is it just me or did the boobs of some of the female characters got bigger? Oh and not to mention that there are too many scenes with full frontal view on the private parts of female characters. I believe that a line should be drawn.
In regards to the story, it was somewhat nice but at the same time, too ordinary for my taste. It didn't get me hooked and despite using the same formula, it's just not working. Most of the scenes are boring and the story only picked up at the last twenty or thirty minutes or so. It didn't have the impact that I was expecting it to have.
Now, I know what you're thinking. The score is 7 so it's supposed to be good in my opinion, right? Then why is it the start of this review is full of rants? Well, my dear reader, the thing is, despite all of the negativity above, I still like this movie. And yes, I'm a bit biased. I just can't hate an anime I've loved since I was fifteen no matter how trashy it was.
But even with the glaring shortcomings of this movie, there are still positive ones.
The art is spectacular. The views and sceneries are just simply amazing. It definitely helped that the quality of the movie that I watched is 1080p. I was able to enjoy the beauty of the art at its finest.
The soundtrack is awesome too. I especially love the Fairy Tail Main Theme.
As for the characters, Juvia is just so adorable as always! I swear to God, every time she appears, she instantly makes the scene better. And I'm not saying this because my profile picture is a chibi version of Gray and Juvia. Definitely not. *cough*
The rest of the Fairy Tail cast is the same as always and I didn't realize how much I miss them till I watched this movie.
Oh and also, if you're an avid shipper like me and if we have the same ships then be sure to watch this. My shipping heart was happy the whole time. There are a lot of moments that are intended for shippers. I truly enjoyed it and I know that you will too. And yes, even Jerza shippers will see a moment that'll make their hearts rejoice. There's a small and minor detail in the movie that I hope you'd notice. Even though it's not a big deal, hey, at least there's still a moment, right? *winks*
Over all, I still somewhat enjoyed the movie despite the awkward transformation sequence, too many fanservice and mundane story. This is still Fairy Tail that I still adore and love. The memorable characters, mesmerizing art, wonderful soundtrack and of course, the power of friendship. These are the things that make Fairy Tail, well, Fairy Tail.
Oh and be sure to watch the post-credits scene! It got me really hyped for the next season of Fairy Tail. I seriously can't wait~
Where should I start to review this mess of a movie , I rarely get this disappointed in sth since I carefully choose what I should watch. Let's just say that the Fairytail as we knew it seems to be dying. The worst part of the movie is the storytelling. First it throws you in while you have no idea what has happened in between of the movie and 2014 anime then it throws a creepy crappy story at you without any kind of logic in it , no development no real fight scenes absolutely nothing. It ONLY has the Fairytail name anything else is
dead . When i first watched Fairytail I hadn't seen One Piece so this is the first Fairytail that I watch after seeing One Piece and oh boy was I disappointed in Fairytail. It doesn't even feel like a good copy of One Piece.
Even if you compare the movies OP movies are on a completely different level. The only things decent in the dragon cry were the animation and overall sounding of it and tbh they weren't anything special if you consider it as a 2017 movie. You will probably watch this if you're a diehard fan of the series but it really is not worth the time you spend watching it.
I'd like to start by mentioning how I've grown to be bored with Fairy Tail. I feel like the stories haven't been as good since its original season. I was reluctant at first but then I eventually succumbed to the 'What if its good' temptation, and it turned out it was.
This review is spoiler free.
Like I stated earlier after the first season of fairy tail, I've felt the stories weren't as good and the same applies here. Their were several plot holes in the story that were not explained or did not make sense. I won't mention them but be aware of blatant
ignorance to any timeline before the film.
I won't get much into it but it was good. Since this is a movie it got a higher budget so you can expect slightly better animation and quality. Also it seems as if the boobs for Lucy, Juvia and Erza got bigger ( or maybe thats just me) lol.
One of my big problems with fairy tail is the antagonists. I believe any show is only as good as the antagonists, sometimes we develop a love hate relationship with them or we blatantly wish their death, which is good because they draw out our emotions and get us more involved. None of that is delivered with the main antagonists here .
The main casts are their usual self, nothing particularly special happens. I would have hoped their would be some character developments or hopefully a further development of romantic relationships established.
This is what is more important for me at the end of any media. How much I enjoyed it, I could even forget all sorts of horrible mistakes if the level of enjoyment was great.
It did not disappoint, the action was great I liked how it felt more real than it usually did in fairy tail. I read the fairy tail manga and I hated how blood was edited out in the anime, it took away a sense of realism and danger. The power ups were great too. The friendship between the group was and will always be refreshing.
After waiting 2 years for this film I'm glad to say that this was worth my time and dedication since this was the anime to get me back into anime from the age of 11. I loved how they still are committed to save each other and be there in their darkest times as well. In the film we see Natsu unveil his magic to a higher extend and seeing everyone else fighting like the good ol' days. Also some spoilers ahead I loved how Natsu transformed half of his body like a dragon when fighting one in front of him. Even going as far
as to hurt himself to restore Dragon Cry only to be destroyed by Sonya close to the end of the film. Overall I give this film an 8 since there could be some spots to improve on and maybe put in, it was definitely worth my time to watch it.