Review: Naruto Movie 3: Large Interest Stirred Up! Cresent Moon Island`s Animal Rebellion [2006]

naruto3Japanese Title: Dai Koufun! Mikazuki Jima no Animal Panic Dattebayo!
Alternative Title: Mikazuki Island’s Animal Panic!
Director: Toshiyuki Tsuru
Released : August 5, 2006
Runtime: 94 minutes

*The movie takes place after episode 196, during the anime’s filler arcs.

A spoiled prince from the Moon Country (which is located on Crescent Moon Island, on a southern sea) is traveling the world and is to be escorted back to his home island by Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura and Lee. The Prince ends up purchasing a circus and hilarity ensues. Team Kakashi then has the duty of protecting both the Prince and his new purchase. All the while three mysterious ninja arrive to cause trouble.

I Say…

It was for me, a slow moving plot. It’s like a longer version of the series’ episodes. I think the mission isn’t worth being made as a movie. Naruto movies are becoming more and more childish each time. But this one’s way satisfactory than the second one. It didn’t bore me the same way it did when I saw the 2nd movie. In short, it’s OK. I don’t know what other Naruto fans would say about it, but when it was yet to be released a lot of us were already anticipating it. I was expecting something better though, but it’s not that bad, as I have mentioned. It’s just that it’s like a movie kids should really watch, not just for Naruto fans out there. Is Studio Pierrot trying to convert action into a more child friendly stuff?


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