Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R: The Movie
Released Year : December 5, 1993 to ????
No of Episodes : 1
Genre : Drama,Magic,Romance,Shoujo
Plot : When Mamoru was little he gave a rose to a little boy named Fiore. Fiore promised that one day he would bring Mamoru lots of flowers. Now Fiore has come back to earth but his intentions are not merely to fulfil a promise... (Source: ANN)
Our Review : Today, I was planning to watch the Sailor Moon S movie since I'm going to read "The Lover of Princess Kaguya" soon and I wanted to compare them. However, the only subbed version I could find was on Veoh TV and watching it there would have interfered with what I was doing today, so I decided to watch the R movie on YouTube instead. I'm going to review this as unbiased as I can, because I personally didn't like this movie very much.
(By the way, the person who uploaded the one I was watching didn't upload the end, and I had to read about it on Wikipedia, so bear with me a bit.)
Story: The story was pretty good. It stays true to typical Sailor Moon plotlines. It was kind of sweet how Fiore wanted to protect Mamoru so much, and it was very sweet how the Inner Senshi stood by Sailor Moon so much. I admit, I got kind of bored in the middle and took a break, but that may be because of my problems with sitting and watching a long thing.
Art: After seeing the SuperS movie, I admit I was kind of disappoitned with the art here, which was nothing spectacular. But there is this one scene that shows the meteor from an angle, and that was pretty cool looking.
Sound: The sound was great, I really noticed the background music, and it was really good.
Character: Of course, all the familiar characters are in this, and they're all great. One of my favorite scenes was the part where Usagi was sleeping, and Chibiusa plugged her nose shut and held her hands on Usagi's mouth. But aside from the usual characters, I didn't like the new character, Fiore, too much. I thought that he was too self pitying. I know that he was possessed by that flower monster (can't remember her name, if she had one) at some point, but I felt that his hatred for Usagi was irrational.
Enjoyment/Overall: As I mentioned before, this wasn't really my favorite. I thought it was kind of boring. However, I can see where other people thought it was good, and maybe if I saw the ending I would think differently. It's not that it was a bad movie, it was just that I wasn't interested. I'll give it a seven overall.