Saturday, June 23, 2007

Tsubasa Chronicle the Movie: The Princess of the Country of Birdcages

The movie was released in Japanese theaters somewhere in August 2005, but I've only watched it just now. Syaoran and friends ended up in the Country of Birdcages. As usual, the evil king of the country got a hold of Sakura's feather and became all-powerful all of a sudden. The King plots to seal the country with a magical (and huge) birdcage forever in eternal darkness. To do so, the King has to utilize the power of the original princess of the country who went hiding in the villages (and was subsequently captured). Syaoran and friends have to rescue the princess and reclaim Sakura's feather...

Ok, honestly, the movie is downright disappointing. I wouldn't say the story is good or bad. However, they could have made it much better if they did not cramp everything into 34 minutes. The story progresses way too fast for anyone to appreciate why, how and what is happening. I would seriously think the filler episodes(i.e. not in the manga) are much better than this. Perhaps it would've been better if they had not made the movie at all and prepare a good one in the near future.

Luckily, xxxHolic the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream delivers more than satisfactory results; in fact xxxHolic fans definitely would not want to miss it.

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