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Poll: Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale Episode 1 Discussion

Feb 11, 2020 7:12 PM

Joined: Nov 2015
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Haven't watched Alicization yet but this is my favorite SAO adaptation so far. As a Wow player for 10 years I hoped I would be an immediate fan of this series , but S1 and 2 left it on a bad note for me. So I hope Alicization will do what S1 and 2 failed at to me. GGO was enjoyable without any major flaws that made me dislike S1 and 2.

But this movie was a good starting point, Beautiful art and animation, Music was godly thanks to Lisa and Yuki Kaijura, story was actually alright, and of course the characters are the same ones we saw since s1. Looking forward to Alicization.

Katsura janai, Zura da

Mar 6, 2020 8:01 PM

Joined: Sep 2017
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I find it kind of funny that an anime original movie is waaaaaaaay better than any other part of SAO (excluding Alicization, which I haven't seen yet). This movie was great. It had great animation and action with a good soundtrack and likable characters (for once, the villain isn't a total twat!). At the end of the day, it's still SAO, so it isn't a masterpiece of anything, but I could genuinely see myself re-watching this some day unlike the previous showings where I just watched them to check something off a list. Damn enjoyable movie, 7/10.

Mar 19, 2020 5:08 PM

Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 3067
This way actually way better than I remembered.

SAOs final boss was supposed to be Heathcliff. Not that thing here.

But otherwise it tied in everything so far quite well.
Personally all those ALO and GGO players showing up was a bit over the top but Asuna using Zekkens skill was nice.
Animation and OST is still solid.

And once again it showed that Aincrad is actually what makes SAO good. (I saw Alicization, everone talking about AI and ignoring Yui lmao)
Though I still hope to see a more in depth take on it one day, the potential is still untapped.

PS: Agil is still the man. No shame in going to a virtual idol concert with a bunch of teenagers.
"This emotion is mine alone.
It is for Madoka alone." - Homura
or how I would descripe Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica.
Jun 5, 2020 11:21 AM

Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 430
Movie was a huge fan service to people that loved season 1. That much is clear. Also, pretty sure Heathcliff was supposed to be the final boss. If I remember correctly, he was going to betray the players upon getting to the final boss area on the top floor.

I'll admit that it was nice seeing all the players including Yuuki show up in the final battle. Also, while Yuuna's death was sad, why not just copy memories of people and bring her back as an AI? If you can scan memories and remove them from people, why not just make copies? Eiji should've known to that his memories were going to be needed since they were always together.

Finally, that ring he put on her finger.....was that an engagement ring or a promise ring? I'm hearing differing opinions. For me, I'd prefer it a promise ring.
Jun 28, 2020 12:26 PM

Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 2705
Surprisingly good movie, it had the OG vibes of SAO as well as the same thought-provoking themes of individuality and what it means to exist. After watching SAO II and GGO, the hype has surely returned wit this movie. onto Alicization.
Aug 10, 2020 10:19 AM

Joined: Aug 2017
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I forgot what happened to Yuuna. Did she vanish or what? I loved her singing. But she showed up in SAO Aliicization underworld, and now I am trying to recall what happened.
Aug 10, 2020 10:22 AM

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Miss me with this shit, I can enjoy the show without watching the movie ahaha though I had literally no hype when these two nobodies came in cuz I was like who tf are these guys
Aug 17, 2020 3:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 15
love this movie..onto the season 3.
Sep 24, 2020 11:11 PM

Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 293
Been catching up to SAO lately, so I know I’m late to the party. I was surprised by this movie. Animation was better than the series, and I personally liked the AR concept because I have a preference towards them over VR. Anyway, the plot, like the tv series before it, has its issues; but the action scenes were pretty good. SAO just can’t do romance right though, and Kirito and Asuna’s moments together were quite cringeworthy, and I’m a fan of romance in anime. Oh well, not a bad watch.
Sep 27, 2020 6:22 PM

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 376
I enjoyed this movie! I thought the 2 hour run time was good. I thought it was funny that they needed some excuse to villainize AR because they want VR to still be the main method in future seasons (haven't watched Alicized yet but that's my assumption).

The evil dad wanting to save his daughter was too easy of a plot line, and I agree the AR fighting had some plot armor because the physics made no sense.

I liked the romance despite it being cheesy, I feel like it was missing throughout season 2.

The nod to Yuuki when Asuna jumped into the action scenes towards the end was a nice touch.

Great action scenes and hype OST.

My only annoyance with finding a stream is that when trying to legally rent it on prime video, there is only the dub version. Wish netflix or CR just licensed it for US
Nov 10, 2020 12:49 AM

Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 191
Never expected Kanno Yuuki to appear again. This movie is enjoyable to say the least. I really wish that 100th boss floor appeared in the first season of SAO.

Modified by kioalne, Nov 10, 2020 12:53 AM
Nov 13, 2020 9:12 PM

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 3584
SAO, It's good to be back. I'm glad there's a whole bunch of content now since I last watched the Yuuki arc years ago. T_T

The final fight was hype with the unified front of all worlds. It's always good to see flashes of Kayaba/Heathcliff too.

On to the new arcs!

Jan 10, 5:33 PM

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The development of the story and romance was cliché as ever so something surprising, but at least it was enjoyable + good animation, even though it is 2 hours long it felt like 1h~
Apr 6, 5:50 AM
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Posts: 67
It is sad that this movie was better than the 1st 2 seasons of the anime
May 6, 1:47 AM

Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 306
This is the worst anime movie I've ever seen. The number of plot holes is astronomical, I simply can't get myself to point them out. It took me 5 hours to watch this because the plot holes gave me actual depression.

The background art was pleasant. The animation is cool, but not memorable whatsoever because the choreography is asinine, The final fight was just stuff moving super fast and I couldn't understand a single thing.

The best part of the entirety of SAO [other than Mother's Rosario] is definitely the two seconds of Asuna's side nipple, had to rewatch that like ten times.

4/10, better than the first season.
May 8, 10:10 AM
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 33
Aside from the plotholes with AR, it's a great movie - especially the final battle at the end... It was wonderful seeing their friends from different games fight alongside them...
May 12, 2:54 PM
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 410
this really makes no sense, which is impressive how SAO continues to not make sense more and more with every new content it produces
Jul 28, 10:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 168
The movie was brilliant, I absolutely loved it. Animation, Fight, story everything was top tier. In addition to that it was incredible to watch another Kirito and Asuna dynamics and they fulfilling their promise, putting the ring to each other, UUU I can't get enough of it. To be honest, I have no idea how many times I have rewatched this movie.
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