14 November 2015 | aidanpscott
Spoiler Free: A surprisingly gigantic success that shouldn't have been possible!
Let me first say that I'm not particularly a fan of anime: I like Naruto, Dragon Ball, and Death Note for a while, but beyond that, never much else. Also, I hate Anime Movies with a passion (unless it's Spirited Away and Mononoki) and I went to see this movie because a friend got me a ticket... That's all. This is by far the best Anime movie I've ever seen in my life! I hate pretty much all the Naruto movies, except for The Last Movie (It's was okay, IMP). Words cannot describe it! How does a show that should have been stretch to it's limit suddenly start a new series and not screw it up in any way! This new era in the Naruto franchise should have been a bomb, but I believe this new series may have potential to be better than even the original two Naruto series. The story is great, and completely different from how anyone... ANYONE thought it would be (Naruto's son wants to be Hokage... Yadidadeda... Not at all!) and it wasn't! This is a new story that breaths incredible life into the series nobody had seen since the first time it appeared on Anime! I'm serious, this is from a guy who's not a big anime guy! The character are great (Boruto becomes great towards the end, but that's meant to be the case. He sucks at the beginning), some old characters make great entrances and even see some action, the ending is great, the chemistry between the new characters and the old is incredible and very relatable, Sasuke's character is better than EVER (Until now, I never liked Sasuke, but now I love him!!!!). It starts off strong, has really good drama, the pacing is masterful, soundtrack is well-built and put together, the humor is done very well, and the best part is YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW A THING ABOUT THE ORIGINAL NARUTO TO LOVE IT! I'm serious! In fact, I would go as far to say that this movie, Boruto: The Movie, is the best starting point for newbies! This movie should have been average at best... A disappointment to the fans, and I have never been more into anime in my life! The only thing I didn't like about it was the "Mini-Scroll Gauntlet" during the Chunin exams to not spoil it. Those who saw it and understand what it means will surely agree with me. It also kinda feels like the Legend of Korea, when technology is introduced to the world, but that's not necessarily a bad thing (It can be one however in the future), every moment is used (never wasted), and it never gets boring! There isn't ever a forced moment (which is huge for me because, even though I like Naruto a lot, there are a lot of really forced moments, especially with the terrible English voice acting, which I hate with an utmost and absolute passion!) I also would have wanted a mini-anime to come out soon after because now I'm on my computer trying to figure out when the next one's come out. I here there's an excellent Manga that's the prequel to the movie, but I never read the Manga. Perhaps, I will this time considering how good this movie was. One of the best movies of the year, easily, along side (in my opinion) The Martian, Sicario, Ant-Man, Straight Outta Compton, Bridge of Spies, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Seriously, go see this movie! You'll be surprised!