This is the movie that should not have existed in the first place. This is the black spot on the Tokyo Magnitude series. This movie ruined everything that the main series was known for.
Even though the artwork is more or less same but animation is improved a little bit specially during some destruction scenes. The sound effect is as great as the original series. For the most part (around 90% or so), it is just taken from the main series itself.
If sound effects, artwork & animation was on par with the main series and this is just a recap special than what could have gone
wrong here? Well the answer is every other thing. I acknowledge that retelling the story of around 4hrs in just under 1 hour will require major plot gaps and a little fast pace. But they ruined the complete story.
The direction ruins everything the main series was known for: the careful pacing, the emotional connection with the characters (both main and secondary). The story in itself was nothing special nor the characters had something special in them. Its the careful pacing & good direction that binded the story. This special ruined that.
I was very disappointed with how the movie came out to be. I didn't feel any connection with the MC inspite of the fact that they were the same where I cried with them at some point (and felt a hole in my heart). In TV series, I felt like I was literally there inside the plot along with other characters but movie failed to established that connection.
Apart from that there were some major blunders in the plotline due to haphazard compilation. For example:
1. How come they forget to remove the conversation between the two siblings regarding her stomach ache when movie skipped the everything about the same till that reference. [If you had watched the main series, you already know how bad was the situation].
2. Similarly, how come Maki was shown crying in the shelter when they clearly skipped the part where she presumed that her family died (due to a confusion)? Shouldn't she be shown looking for them in the shelter?
Similarly there are many more unjustifiable blunders/plotholes.
Conclusion: I would advise anyone not to watch this shit even for the sake of marking it as watched. Better to mark it was watched just after completing the main series, which is everybit worth watching.