Aug 31, 2021
My expectations were hopeful but guarded for this movie after having watched the prequel. Suffice to say, however, the experience turned out to be a pleasant step up from the first movie and I thoroughly enjoyed myself throughout the duration of the show.
The biggest improvement has to be the pacing of the movie. So, so much better than the first. It provided a sufficient depth of development to the main characters, and more importantly, did not rush through the plot as a whole. It definitely helps that there was less content that had to be covered this time, which permitted time for Roselia to interact
amongst themselves and with other members of the cast to build up their characterization.
There isn't much to comment on the remaining focal points like art and sound. It's still fully CG, similar to the first movie and seasons 2/3 of BanG Dream!. The models were drawn well and moved fluidly enough, but there are moments where the occasional janky gesticulation will be noticed (as you do with CG). It doesn't ruin the viewing experience though, and it's easy to get used to. The performances were fantastic, more so compared to what the first movie had to offer. The camera angles and choreography were on point and the characters were expressive and evocative. The opening and ending were new songs and were absolute bangers.
All in all, a solid movie, one that I can confidently recommend to existing fans of the franchise who wish to relive Roselia's Future World Fes arc in animation. Looking forward to the 2nd Film Live and Poppin'Party's own movie!
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