I swear, I'm going to tie this all into Dragon Ball
SaiyanZ wrote: SansrivaaL wrote:
SaiyanZ wrote:From the summary I read of The Last, it seemed like a terrible film. Still have to watch it though, but I'm really bummed that we don't even get a glimpse of Freeza's training. Perhaps it'll come in the extended edition?
It was a dream come true for fans of the Naruto and Hinata pairing, at least thats what I hear, but all in all as a shonen movie it sucked ass due to only 10sec Sasuke and Kakashi not doing anything fact be told The Last was more of a shoujo movie than a shonen.
yeah I heard that. I stayed up to date with Naruto
when it was releasing weekly and I knew the movie would fail to make believe that Naruto and Hinata like one another. I don't have to watch the movie to know that
Naruto told Hinata he liked her during the Chuunin Exam arc. Naruto consistently spoke about how "Hinata is strong" whenever he spoke about her. Naruto definitely thinks she's weird, but otherwise he's always had a strong sense of respect for her. Naruto's reaction to Neji's last words make it pretty clear he knows there's something being passed onto him and him alone. The Last
is where we see Naruto realize exactly what exactly his feelings for Hinata--and Hinata's for he--meant. The very last line in the movie is "You guys, you know Mom is super strong when she gets serious!" The entire character arc is really interesting to examine, even if the story should have definitely taken place sooner than two years after the Fourth Great Shinobi War.
Albeit, The Last
exists solely because Kishimoto didn't feel comfortable drawing the story himself, but it is still a really solid depiction of the characters' culminating relationship. Naruto is the biggest chick-magnet in his homeland, yet feels more alone then ever. There's a really nice scene early in the movie of Naruto surrounded by unopened presents in his small, dark apartment watching the night sky alone that underscores a running arc for Naruto: he's looking for a family. He's not looking for fangirls that squeal "Senpai!" while falling out of windows (that actually happens in the movie), he's looking for the rest of his life. That's something no Dragon Ball
character would ever feel. He has friends and comrades, but he doesn't have 'family'. That's what makes the story so powerful after the entirety of the comic. Naruto's an adult now, he's hugely respected and the most powerful guy on the planet, but he's still in want of the most basic human necessity. In contrast, it seems Fukkatsu no F
has nothing within even a hundred miles of an anchor to its non-story. Dragon Ball
is really good at being something where one doesn't feel much about the story, but The Last
is simply that much better at being something where one does feel. Perhaps one can say Toriyama's detachment has led to aimlessness in this case.
A lack of story ambition isn't necessarily bad but the addition of it can definitely help. Still, I'm looking forward to seeing just how Freeza is actually defeated and the connecting of the dots that the dialogue provides. If the interactions between the characters in Fukkatsu no F
are even half as good as the interactions in The Last
we might be in for something entertaining, but it certainly doesn't sound like we're in for anything memorable, especially within the grand scheme of the Dragon Ball
franchise. Kami to Kami
felt like the beginning of a new chapter in our franchise. Fukkatsu no F
sounds like a major treading of water.
EDIT: Thanks, Kei. Wow, Ishikawa Shingo returns?