I loved the concept for this story. Hamtaro and his friends are getting really into a picture book that ends too suddenly for them, so they decide to act out the rest of the story.
Meanwhile, the author who is frantically trying to finish the story sees them through a portal and decides to enlist their help whether they like it or not.
Hamtaro and his friends are thrown into the world of the story and become the character within.
Very fast paced and very non-sensical. This is not the kind of story you should go into planning to take seriously. There are
times in this movies that it feels like an acid trip. Things go by so fast, some of the most random things you can think of pop up and are gone before you know it.
This movie is anything but predictable.
It was a joy ride on the dorkiest roller coaster that ever lived.
The animators did a stellar job making every thing seem so big and grand. The characters are cute, their movements are fluid, the magic done in this world all look big and impressive.
I have to imagine the people making this movie had a fun time making this film and it shows through the animation.
As always Hamtaro is just the best thing ever. I loved every moment with him on screen. I gave a rather low score for character for the last movie I reviewed for this franchise.
The rest of the main cast just sort of followed Hamtaro around like a crew of robots with not much personality to them. It was much better in this film and more personalities were able to shine through... Though at the same time I can't help but feel it could have been a bit better for the rest of the cast. Especially when a major theme of this movie was friendship.
The new characters were fun. I wonder if they ever show up again because I'd love to see more of them.
There wasn't a single point in this movie where I felt bored or thought the movie was dragging. Partly thanks to the fast pacing. I had some laughs, I had some WTF moments.
It was an all around good time. Would most certainly watch again.