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Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess

FAIRY TAIL THE MOVIE: PHOENIX PRIESTESS

Blogger Note: A movie from a series, is always a tough decision to watch or not! Particularly I prefer an original movie with an original story! To not be dependent of knowing the history of the show! That's why I only saw this movie when "Fairy Tail" show had gone to an hiatus (not an eternal one, I hope :P). So to watch this movie, you need to know some facts, but if you know what the "Fourth" is, I think you could watch without any spoilers from the movie!

Warning this review could contain spoilers!
If the reader wasn't watched this anime, this could reduce the enjoyment!
For instance Sasuke will kill Naruto in season finale! 
See the danger of a Spoiler? Now this was a lie, only to show the power of a spoiler!
The reader was been warned!

Now Let's Get Started:

"A Master's Decision!"

Movie Directed by - Masaya Fujimori
Studio - A-1 Pictures
Year - 2012


Scenario

Well this the problem of movies of series, there aren't nothing to describe or you do know the Fairy Tail Scenario or you don't! But anyway, in a universe that people can use magic (Fire, Ice, Water, Iron, all the possible combination plus one) a terrible stone that can summon a Demon that will destroy the mankind, reappears! 

Last Spoiler Warning!

Analysis

Well let's start for the opening, should a movie have an opening like an anime? In a anime opening, the short time length of the anime has it should work like a movie trailer! They (A-1 Pictures) should try a more conventional movie opening and not an anime style opening.
As we can see bellow, in the youtube link, this op. for me looks like an random song (With the aggravating that the song is about speed!), random characters art, that doesn't mix with the film history at all!

 
(Movie opening)

Relative to the content, for an movie, I think the animation was a little poor, I have seen much better in the regular airing.

There are one more aspect that upset me, the fights were extremely poor, with only one attack by character or the absence of attacks (Yes Lucy, you can do better) and there are only two sequences, a very bad and total defeat by all the members of the Fairy Tail Guild and then an extremely easy win, by the guild against the same opponents!

This movie reach the top only in the end, when the "Third" had to make a decision, that goes against all what, that guild show to us!

For a final thought, you should only see this movie if you watch Fairy Tail, and even if you are a regular viewer of the show, now that the show stopped, only when you feel a void for the Fairy Tail Guild!

*Watched by me in 2013 - originally released in 2012