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    Default My review of the One Piece Movie 8 DVD

    Before I post the review, this review isn't made for hardcore OP fans... it's made for those who've never seen the series and want to get started on it. It's how I write all my reviews.

    Today I'm talking about One Piece Movie 8. The eighth movie of the incredibly popular anime series about Pirates and Dreams.

    Backstory:
    Though the official title of the movie is "One Piece: The Desert Princess and the Pirates, Adventures in Alabasta" this is the official eighth movie but the first released officially to American Audiences so the "8" is nowhere.
    The release is in thanks to Funimation (famous for DBZ and Full Metal Alchemist) who have re-obtained the localization rights from 4Kids Entertainment (who made a complete mockery and joke of One Piece, turning it from a comedic and serious at the right times to an abortion that even the sickest wouldn't find entertaining)
    Making this the first Uncut One Piece DVD in America.

    Story:
    The story follows the Strawhat Pirate Crew, led by fearless (but idiotic) Monkey D. Luffy. As a boy he ate the Gum Gum Devil's Fruit and gained the ability to stretch like rubber, but at the cost of knowing how to swim. He and his 5 crewmates (at the time it was 5) embark on incredible journeys. This movie is actually a re-telling of an arc that was very popular. Of course this arc was 39 episodes long... so it took over 1100 minutes of footage and condensed it to 90.
    Because of this many important plot elements were removed that I won't go into detail about it, but reducing a 39 episode arc to 90 minutes is painful to watch.
    Due to these restraints the movie feels rushed to the point where only fans of the anime would understand it.
    The main actual story involves the Strawhat Crew escorting a young princess of the Kingdom of Alabasta back home to stop an impending war started by an organization called "Baroque Works" led by one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea (a group of strong pirates that are government regulated).
    Sadly nothing is explained really so first time viewers are left scratching their heads. Making this a "movie for the fans"

    Visuals:
    The movie looks exactly like the anime only higher quality. But it's good artwork and everything so it all works out.
    There's some cool visual stuff. Including main villain Crocodile stabbing Luffy with his hook (in the original anime it just showed Luffy hitting him and he's stabbed offscreen). But some visual gags are stupid and fanservicey, including Navigator Nami ripping off her desert robe to reveal her dancer clothes... her tits bounce when she does so. Breast bouncing seems to be a common theme in the OP movies.
    The whole movie is uncut and unedited so there's no blood removal or strange edits.
    But overall the visuals aren't that bad, there's plenty of action going on.

    Audio:
    Honestly this is where the movie excels. Since Funimation got the rights they casted excellent voices and kept the original music. First mate and Swordsman Roronoa Zoro is called Zoro and when there's humor, it's delivered well.
    Not only is there a great English Voice Cast, but the original Japanese Audio is there for those who want to hear the original voices.
    It's a great thing to have both audio tracks and experience the movie in two different ways.

    Extras:
    It's just trailers for other Funimation Anime... that's it.

    Overall:
    This is obviously a fan movie...for people like me who enjoy the story greatly. But if you're new to the series... I'd read my soon to come review of the first 13 Episodes on DVD.

    Once I get the First Voyage DVD I'll review that as well in this thread (I don't have it yet but soon...)

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    Default Re: My review of the One Piece Movie 8 DVD

    Umm... we'e all hardcore OP fans, so why did you post it here?

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    Hate to be a buzz kill, but this is a pretty poorly written review. Much like the accusations about the film itself, it only makes sense to "the fans", and your reasoning behind the pros and cons make little sense to the general public.

    Obviously you enjoyed writing this review, and I don't want to take that away from you, but from an objective standpoint, this fails to be a professional review of a product.

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    What's that I hear? I think it's the sound of elitists complaining.

    I've just started writing reviews, and I don't have to take that bullcrap you call "Poorly Written" and "Not able to understand"

    Honestly I just do this for fun. It's not professional in any way shape or form. So don't be a hardass.

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    Clearly that's the case, since if you WERE doing this professionally, you'd have a tough career ahead of you, being so unwilling to take any criticism.

    Save the platitudes for someone more easily hurt by words on the internet. I already said that if you enjoy writing it, then by all means, enjoy it. But the moment you open your mouth or post a thing, you'd best be prepared for other's thoughts on it. It's a social contract you agree to every time you share your thoughts/ideas with others.

    Clearly your solution is for others to humor you and keep our mouths shut in situations like this, but it doesn't work that way.

    Don't be so hyper-sensitive.

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    I think this review would've been better if you would of mention the fact that half the details you told us about the back story were absent in the movie. Also the fact that you took 2 paragraphs in the story segment of the review to actual talk about the movies plot. Also in the audio part of the section I wouldn't talk about how Zoro's name is Zoro, that doesn't really fit in there, that's more along the lines of background music, sound effects, and acting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BatDan View Post
    I've just started writing reviews, and I don't have to take that bullcrap you call "Poorly Written" and "Not able to understand"
    You're not the one taking it, you're the one writing it. And if you didn't want a reaction, why did you post it?



    Edited because I didn't want to bump this thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by BatDan View Post
    Before I post the review, this review isn't made for hardcore OP fans...
    It just boggles the mind...

    Quote Originally Posted by BatDan
    Once I get the First Voyage DVD I'll review that as well in this thread (I don't have it yet but soon...)
    May I suggest that when you write your next review that isn't made for hardcore OP fans, you post it somewhere that isn't exclusively populated by hardcore OP fans?

    Proper grammar and punctuation would be a plus too.
    Last edited by Charagon; June 15th, 2008 at 04:26 AM.
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    - Gen Fukunaga, CEO and Founder of Funimation

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    Guys, cut him some slack, so what if it isn't perfect? By the way...

    (famous for DBZ and Full Metal Alchemist) who have re-obtained the localization rights from 4Kids Entertainment (who made a complete mockery and joke of One Piece, turning it from a comedic and serious at the right times to an abortion that even the sickest wouldn't find entertaining)
    I hope you meant abomination.

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    Jesus Christ everyone in here is so hypercritical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune Inferno View Post
    Guys, cut him some slack, so what if it isn't perfect? By the way...
    (famous for DBZ and Full Metal Alchemist) who have re-obtained the localization rights from 4Kids Entertainment (who made a complete mockery and joke of One Piece, turning it from a comedic and serious at the right times to an abortion that even the sickest wouldn't find entertaining)
    I hope you meant abomination.
    This is correct english. He's saying it was a failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammer View Post
    Jesus Christ everyone in here is so hypercritical

    It wasn't like this 3 years ago... what happened Arlong Park? You used to be nice.

    As for "abortion" I actually meant that. Though I think it's too strong of a word.

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    AP has gone down the drain nowadays.

    Oh and no Joekido pictures please
    Currently writing a book

    https://www.facebook.com/redjoekido

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    Quote Originally Posted by joekido the Second View Post
    AP has gone down the drain nowadays.
    From what I've seen, CosmicDebris has left and that's never a good sign.

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    Its not that Arlong Park became a bunch of dicks, just a lot of us got older, and probably took more English classes, and been using the internet to read reviews. We're smarter now.

    I can't believe your implying because a few of us, such as I are giving you critique instead of what you wanted to hear, "Awesome review dude!" that we're mean? We're just telling you how to make it better. It's kind of arrogant, to not listen to people's advice and label them as jerks.

    I wouldn't use the word abortion. Its a word that could offend plenty of people. It would make more sense to call it a abortion if they planned on dubbing the way they did, through out trailers but pulled back before it premiered. Abomination would've been a much better word.

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    The older and smarter thing sorta makes boards unapproachable, especially if it spawns other users that fit in only if they act smart as the self-proclaimed intelligent users(smartasses I say). Then that leads elitism and all that junk.

    I seen many boards go through these phases, though I never been in this one long enough too see the behavior patterns, so I can't really comment on that.

    As for the topic, it's a good short review. If it were a more planned out one, I can take it more seriously. Since you said it was for fun, I really can't XD. AP isn't serious business anyways. If you do plan plan on writing a serious on in the future, please consider some of the criticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver R. Bolt View Post

    I wouldn't use the word abortion. Its a word that could offend plenty of people.
    It's only offending to some if it's being done not if it's being mentioned.

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    Actually, using the word 'abortion' in any circumstance can still offend.

    In anyway, if you post a review, be prepared to get bad critisicm.

    Leap, Kaku. LEAP!!

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    Or overly negative criticism.

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    Default Re: My review of the One Piece Movie 8 DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNiOnePiecefan View Post
    Actually, using the word 'abortion' in any circumstance can still offend.

    In anyway, if you post a review, be prepared to get bad critisicm.
    I'm sorry, but anyone getting offended by someone who simply says the word abortion is an idiot.

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