Kaito Kid Strikes again, and this time, he is after a mysterious Russian egg in the possession of the Suzuki Corporation. With both the police force and Mori Kogoro protecting the egg, Kaito Kid was able to steal it with ease; but unexpectedly, a dangerous assassin name Scorpion blew Kaito Kid out of the skies by shooting at his right eye. What is so special about this egg, and why is Scorpion killing everyone revolving this case? Conan Edogawa must solve the mystery while hiding his true identity from Ran.
There are 3 movies from the Detective Conan series that I consider to be masterpieces: The Phantom of Baker Street, The Last Wizard of the Century, and The Fourteenth Target. Of the 3, The Last Wizard of the Century: - Has outstanding soundtracks that are memorable and worthy of purchasing, “I’ll be there”, “Ai wa Itsumo” for example. Those beautiful tracks have been used since, in the tv series as well. - As belonging to the adventure/mystery genre, has the strongest plot and setting. Keywords: the Romanov family, treasure hunting in a castle, spies. It’s mysterious and thrilling from the start to the grand finale. - Is the first movie in which Kaitou Kid makes his first official appearance. Let’s be honest and admit that Kaitou Kid in the early era gave off the best impression. *weakpoint: character design is inconsistent If you watch the Detective Conan tv series and you haven’t watched this movie yet, you’re missing out on a good movie.
Well, this movie I would say is my favorite, just because it is about the Romanov family and plays off the conspiricies we now know as false. It is a movie that peaked my intrest due to it being about the Romanov family and the long beloved fabrege eggs. It plays with variations of the facts about the family and plays with also Rasputin's past. It is wonderfully done and I would recommend it to anyone. Especially those who have an interest with the history of the Romanov family.
The Last Wizard of the Century used to be a very fun movie. I liked how the movie was about a very popular legend about a surviving family member of Nicholas II of Russia (this legend was disproved years after the film). Coming back to this film, I feel a little disappointed with how some of the side characters aren't as involved in the main story and just show up because they have to. This is their first appearance in the movies and it seems like they don't really matter much here. While I'm fully aware that this is an old movie, it's art and animation have aged so much that it keeps me from enjoying it as much as I ought to. There are little moments where the movie does look great, but not much beyond that. With that said, I can still see why people would enjoy this movie. Figuring out the little mysteries is fun, each part of the movie is interesting and unique to keep things fresh, and the showdown at the end is both exciting and fun. While I do understand the appeal this movie has with fans, everything I like about this movie is taken and improved on in later films, which makes re-watching this movie feel a little bit... old, I guess? Nevertheless, if you haven't seen it yet, then watch it for yourself and decide what you think of it.
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