I usually don't write reviews but given all the blind fanboy reviews saying 10/10 I felt inclined to write one.
The plot felt a bit different from other One Piece movies in the past, so it did seem very original at first.
However, as expected, Oda didn't deviate of the classic Shonen clichés such as Luffy getting beaten to the ground multiple times untill he finally beat the bad guy. These kinds of things made the story way too predictable. All the hints we got from the character related to Nami's past made the ending predictable, which is stupid because it basically gave the movie
no plot twist at all.
Art & Animation (1/10):
Just straight up pathetic. They used CGI for background characters consistently, which may not bother many people, but still shows that they didn't give a damn about this movie seeing as they tried to save money on the animation even though CGI is frowned upon.
The Art all throughout the first part of the movie is pretty bad as well. I can't really explain it, but I got loads of flashbacks regarding the anime fight with Doflamingo.
If you're doing a movie with a hefty budget then making characters look like stickmen rats simply doesn't feel right
However, the fight was animated pretty nicely (even though the choice of the villain's final form or whatever you wanna call it was ridiculous) and there were lots of flashy colors to distract people from all the bad stuff.
Sound (8/10): It was good yo
Btw as a sidenote, the villain's backstory felt very forced and didn't fit into the movie well. Also it was kind of ridiculous so it was pretty shit.
The film incorporated a lot of humor and people basically laughed all the time. Part of which had to do with the bad subtitles we got to read as well as an immature audience laughing at Nami's boobs all the time.
Some of the jokes felt overused and got boring but then again there were a few really good ones in there, so the humor was the main reason I enjoyed the movie at all.
6/10 because I'm butthurt about the animation, otherwise more like a 7, given the fact that the story felt predictable at times, even when there were supposed to be plot twists, as well as the antagonist having a forced back story that just didn't fit at all. Its end score would be lower if it weren't for the humor which made the experience bearable.
First review (7/25/16). This movie is great and just miraculously outstanding. Eichiro Oda never fails to deliver beauty in art to his audience. The music is fantastic thanks to the music staff that put their soul into the making . The colors are just so sharp,crispy and delicious. The story is fantastic as always expected from the most popular mangaka of all time. 4 Dimensional Experience is legitimately the best experience. Watching this movie on the day of its release was like a dream come true. I am a pirate but these are better pirates if you get what I mean.
Our beloved straw hats are going to the biggest casino in the world to have some fun and of course they will meet the owner himself!
The Casino is the biggest ship I’ve ever seen in the series and I couldn’t believe it was moved by 2 gigantic turtles! “There is gold, gold, everywhere” I mean the whole casino is filled with golden buildings, statues, restaurants, hotels and even golden amusement parks!
The animation is by far the best performance I’ve seen in a OP Movie! I was really happy to see some darker colors in the movie because the casino is filled with thousands of golden
stuff. So I saw yellow and golden colors the whole time. They have done everything right at this point!
The sound was incredible! Background music, conversations and fights. Everything was sounding like I wore high end headphones the whole time!
There are so many apperances from older arcs and of course I will not tell you who I mean! I loved the costumes because our beloved crew got some noble outfits!
I heard so many laughs during the movie because there are so many funny moments while the straw hats are enjoying the time in the casino!
I really enjoyed One Piece: Gold, because I love to see how the straw hats enjoy their time like a family! The best part are the final fights and they are all insane!
Watch this movie! You’ll see a lot of old characters from the past and a lot of funny moments with luffy and the rest of the crew.
I am a big fan of One Piece, have always been and as a fan this movie is a must watch, not because it is canon but because it might be one of the best One Piece movies.
In fact, i think it is the second best One Piece movie right after Strong World. I am not a japanese speaker but i had the luck to be able to watch it in the theaters in japan right after it came out. It was a highly entertaining movie, and just about as good as a non canon movie can be.
I don't think this is a movie exceptionally
good for someone who doesn't know the main story already, but i went to see it with people that are not into the One piece universe and they liked it very much too.
What might be considered the worst part of the movie are the villains, Tesoro is fine as a main villain but his "crew" was really lackluster unfortunately. Due to the high number of the main cast (straw hats) it was impossible to give every one of them a super important role. The ones who where lacking in this movie where brook and chopper mostly.
This movie focuses mostly on Nami, Luffy and Franky which was a very good surprise. I also loved one of the characters from Tesoro's crew, Carina was the highlight of the movie for me.
This movie had a fair share of entertaining plot twists and also a very good setting.
Finally Toei gave One Piece the animation quality it deserves with some beautiful fights throughout the entire movie. The sound for me in the cinema was too loud, which was a detriment to the show especially during the start of the movie and at the end, with explosions that where both capable of destroying ships as much as they where able to destroy my ears capability of hearing.
Overall a must watch for One Piece fans, it was such a joy to watch, especially with the huge amount of references to the main series. If you are not a One piece fan i also recommend this movie because it is very entertaining even though you might feel a bit lost with the terminology like Haki, Devil fruits, Awakening.
My Overall score for this movie is a 7, this does not mean that it was a bad movie by any means, in fact this means its a highly recommendable movie. As i said previously if you are a fan of the series you are gonna absolutely LOVE this movie.
Absolutely worth the 15$ i had to pay for my ticket to the cinema.