The Pictorians have arrived from deep in space. They also have dangly glow-balls on their heads, which is kinda cool, but still. The freaky aliens are using use their crazy rainbow-beam-thingy to paint everything on Earth the same color: white! See, now the title of the movie makes more sense, right? Anyway, if the Pictorians are to be stopped, the Allied guys and the Axis boys - plus some new characters, too - must set aside their differences, unite against their common foe, and hopefully get together for a sweaty workout to make sure they're super-ready to save the world!
This. Was. AWESOME! Absolutely nothing to do with history but I don't care. I am willing to ignore history for the sake of an hour long Hetalia episode (essentially what this is). But why did the aliens get mad when England gave them scones? Scones are amazing! (Guess where I'm from) ^J^
Starting out by saying that I only try and do positive reviews, I believe I can continue having the reader of this bare in mind that I will try to stay on the more positive side of things rather than the negative. However, that doesn't mean I'll turn a blind eye to the aspects that need improvement. Without furthur a-do, let us begin. If you're looking for something serious, Hetalia will never be your cup of tea. If you're looking for the historical aspect of Hetalia, you won't find much of that either. This was more of a fun little movie that made little sense but still was a ton of fun to watch. But, I believe that's the way Hetalia has always been; sure, the history behind it is what makes the humor, but watching the human personification of France and England fight over something so trivial as the way an alien race percieves you that you stop paying attention in the middle of their invasion to take over planet earth, then I think you have a nice little, 'I'm not having a great day and need a pick-me-up' movie. Or, alternativly, you have a, 'I'm in a silly mood and want to watch something funny' movie, or, 'I just kind of feel like it' movie. In terms of animation, there is little to speak of since the characters actually break the fourth-wall and make fun of their own animation. It's very simply, perhaps a bit sloppy, but that gives it a special kind of charm that make Hetalia what it is and what it's supposed to be. Nonesense. I usually do not watch dubs, but it seems the English voice actors were given lines that made things twice as raunchy and terrible than the Japanese actors. With China's famous line, 'Suck balls! I knew fortune cookie was full of bad lie!" And, or course, who could forget France's, "I refuse to look as ugly as the rest of you!" And the fact that Switzerland is even able to block out an alien attack with his nutrality is gold. The ending has to be one of the most adorable things I've seen. It takes all the characters (even those who weren't in the movie) and has them dance. It was nothing super fancy, but it was a cutesy type of deal. My only minor complaint has to be the interuptions throughout the movie. There are various clips taken from the rest of the show (previous episodes) and are placed in the middle of the movie. It felt like that was the way it was used to segway into the next scene, but it didn't properly do it justice. Overall, this movie, for being a pleasent fun laughable story that you can watch on any kind of day earns a 9/10 on my scale.
Critic's Log: Earthdate - June 7, 2012. Review #7: Hetalia: Axis Powers - Paint It, White Hetalia: Axis Powers was a funny show, it got popular enough that Studio Deen decided to make a film based on the series, end result: Hetalia: Axis Powers: Paint It, White! I decided to watch this after watching the Axis Powers TV show, since the last two seasons of Hetalia are called "World Series". What did I think of this movie? You'll find out now. The story has a bit of a plot. An alien race known as Pictonians have invaded the earth and they assimilate the human race and painting them white (actually they are turning people into the white colored Pictonians you see in the movie, does anyone know what I am talking about?) Only the great nations are able to stop them... if they ever stop bickering with each other. How will they stop the Pictonians? If they don't think of something, the world will be pretty much screwed. Knowing that Hetalia is a show that has political and historical satire. Having the nations fight an alien invasion is kind of okay since this is the feature length film of Hetalia, and Hetalia doesn't give two fucks about storytelling anyway because the story is bouncing everywhere from one place to the other. If you liked The TV show, you'll like this. If you are starting with the movie, you probably have no idea what the hell is going on. Take my advice, start with the show. HETALIA! HETALIA! HETALIA! I already mentioned that Studio Deen is behind Hetalia. Need I say more? Well, maybe just a couple of things. When it comes to anime feature length films, they usually have better animation than the TV show. The Animation looks 80% the same from the TV show. There are some new animation effects but not used too much. There is one other problem I had with the movie; I'll get to that in a bit. HETALIA! HETALIA! The music isn't too special in the movie but it doesn't hurt the movie whatsoever HETALIA! The quality of voice acting is nearly the same as the show, you can't go wrong with either dub or sub in this series. They are both good. I still prefer the dub. HETALIA! HETALIA! The characters are still lovable and they haven't changed for the worse yet. HETALIA! HETALIA! HETALIA! If there is one thing I could not stand in this movie... It was the recycling of scenes from the TV show. the use of having the scenes jumping from place to place worked in the TV show, because the episodes only lasted 5 minutes, but to use the same scenes and put it into the movie just to take a brief break from the action...IS A BAD MOVE! It was the most hackneyed use of getting away from the action for a little bit. If you are planning on seeing the movie, get that fast forward button ready! The main plot isn't bad, the recycling of clips from the show... IS! I think Studio Deen was being both creative and lazy when they were making this movie... I have said enough about this, so let's move on. HETALIA! HETALIA! I just received intel that the reason behind the use of scenes from the TV show was because of a poll from the viewers in Japan. Well... I guess that is somewhat okay. But I still think it does not translate well in the movie, but since the movie is self-aware that it is strictly for the fans... My argument is now invalid. HETALIA! Also, Rome's rocking out moment was both Awesomely funny and stupidly funny at the same time. Prepare to laugh your ass off because here'e the FUNNIEST ROCK OUT EVER! \m/ If you know who The Nostalgia Critic is, I will say that this is a "Big-Lipped Alligator Moment". If you don't know who he is, then colour yourself confused. HETALIA! Hetalia: Axis Powers: Paint It, White is available by Funimation. I just want to make a quick note, The outtakes are kinda funny. HETALIA! HETALIA! HETALIA! With all that said, The Hetalia movie is strictly for the fans of the show (I just said that a second time). It isn't too bad. but it was a bit disappointing that some of the time of the movie was wasted on scenes that were recycled from the show (again my argument is invalid). If you are watching this with friends, you and your friends will have fun with this. HETALIA! I give the Hetalia: Paint it White! a 7 out of 10, it is GOOD! TO BE CONTINUED...MAYBE
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