film review (TV36)
A Musical Masterpiece
It's everything you know about Steven Universe and it's plethora of creative characters and ingenious writing, but stretched to an hour and thirty minutes. Songs that go through various genres, animation that is as smooth as butter and very pleasing to the eyes, important and universal messages & to top it all off the immersive and powerful voice acting. The top moments are the emotional songs and the relatable villain. If you're a fan of the series, story-driven cartoons or anime you will highly enjoy this movie!
Fri Sep 18 2020
A Wonderful Treat
A magical, emotional, and by far entertaining adventure that is bound to please all fans of the t.v. show and plenty of those who have hardly watched it. The voice talents in the film shine greater than ever, taking the characters not only to completely other levels we have never seen before, but also truly encaptivating to believe it is so. The animation is fantastic, and the film is full of all new songs that are bound to get stuck in your head. The film takes the approach of a musical rather than a standard animated film, which while the t.v. show does contain many musical elements, made me wonder if it would be a good fit altogether. Watching it however, proved all my doubts wrong. The music in Steven Universe, both the show and the film, is truly the heart of what makes it so important, and that is never clearer than in this film. As for my problems with it, the film does seem to drag a bit once the true plot starts, and at times can feel a little formulaic, but nothing overall to truly ruin the film. All in all, the film is everything Steven Universe fans can ask for, and is certainly a rewatchable treat for all of those who wanted it to be. My Rating: 9.75/10
Fri Sep 18 2020
AN ANIMATED MASTERPIECE
I saw a lot of Steven Universe episodes, so I have an idea about the animated tv show. But for some reason, some strange reason, I think that Steven Universe: The Movie is the best thing that it was made in last years. I'm not saying this is the best animated movie ever ( I still believe that Spirited Away is the best animated movie of all time); I'm simply saying that there is something about this movie that I really appreciated and made me feel in love with this movie. This is strange, because I wasn't a big fan of the animated series. I liked it I thought it had good elements. I'm just saying I wasn't one of the greatest fan of the tv show. But, after watching this movie I totally changed my opinion about the tv show. The story is pretty much simple. Steven Universe and his friends after the events of the last episode are programming to take a vacation. But a misterious gem is attacking the Earth. So after a short fight with this gem, something strange happened to him and his friends. So he has to find out what happened and find a solution to save him, his friends and in the same time he has to save the day again. What I find strange about this movie is that the story has a lot of elements and clichè that should not works, like: the sad backstory, the characters who lost memory, etc...
We should hate this elements, but somehow this elements works brilliantly. I love the story, the characters, the animation, but I especially love the songs. This songs are fantastic. There's no a single song that I didn't like. I never thought there was a song totally out of place. Every songs are important to explain the moods of the characters.
I can't believe that something like Steven Universe entertained me so much. Every movie based from a cartoon usually are not as good as the tv show. This movie did exactly the opposite. I can't believe that finally we got something completely new. This movie makes think that there is a chance it is possible to have something new, something completely different.
This movie is enjoyable to watch and it gives exactly what the big fans of the animated tv show are looking for, and even more. Not only this movie challenges my concept of good movies, but it rocked me to my core.
I'm not the only one who loved this movie. I recently discovered that this movie is rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
I have nothing else to say about this movie, just check it out. This is a beautiful movie to show to people, especially for who never seen the animated tv show. If you are great fan of the tv show or you think it is good like me, go immediately to see this movie. I don't care how many Steven Universe movies they will make. There's no way it can possibly can be better than this. This movie will always have a special place in my heart.
Fri Sep 18 2020