“Please find any information on the Noble Fencer that disappeared after leaving to slay some goblins.” Goblin Slayer and his party head up to the snowy mountains in the north after receiving that request from the Sword Maiden. A small village gets attacked, they encounter a mysterious chapel, and something about how these goblins are acting bothers the Goblin slayer. “I’m going to take back everything that I’ve lost!”
If you've already seen the series and you're looking to get your fix without the scourge that is recap. 24:50 is where recap stopsStart at 23:00 to enjoy the final scene of the series again ;) If you havn't already seen the anime... don't watch this movie, go back and watch the show AND THEN skip past the recap ;). I hope the guy who thought ~25 minutes of recap has a toilet clog out of the blue. (Can't really wish anything too bad... crime wasn't that evil... 0_0) This is your standard goblin slayer experience... explicit violence all around, not too much dialog from the main character and plenty of action. Goblin slayers should be slaying goblins, not talking about 401k's :). Plenty of unempathetic dispositions for the critters in question which I've always enjoyed. ----Don't expect anything ground breaking here, this is pretty average on all accounts. But if you enjoyed the series, you'll enjoy this movie as well.
*THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS* [SKIP THE FIRST 25-ISH MINUTES OF THE MOVIE, IT’S JUST A RECAP OF THE FIRST SEASON] Synopsis: “Please find any information on the Noble Fencer that disappeared after leaving to slay some goblins.” Goblin Slayer and his party head up to the snowy mountains in the north after receiving that request from the Sword Maiden. A small village gets attacked, they encounter a mysterious chapel, and something about how these goblins are acting bothers the Goblin slayer. “I’m going to take back everything that I’ve lost!” (Crunchyroll) Story: Not much to talk about, really. It felt like the storyline for a few episodes got combined into one big episode. It could’ve been a bit longer, but I’m satisfied with what we got. Animation: The same as the first season. Not anything crazy good, but not terrible either. Characters are well drawn and the same can be said for the scenery. There was one scene where I thought the 3D wasn't good, but the rest of the 3D stuff was okay. I'm not a big fan of using 3D elements in anime, but I feel like they use it really well in the Goblin Slayer franchise. Sound: Again, not anything to brag about but can’t complain either. Characters: If you've seen the anime, you know 95% of the characters already, but they're still great. One thing I like a lot about the main characters is that each one of them calls Goblin Slayer a different name, like the elf girl calls him Orcborg, and the dwarf guy calls him Beard-cutter; I know that’s not anything revolutionary in anime, but I find it kinda funny lol. The new girl was cool; She had a group of her who was supposed to take care of the goblins, but they underestimated them like everyone does and got beaten, with only her being left alive out of them all. She later got saved by Goblin Slayer and his group and helped them defeat the goblin army and the Paladin. Final Thoughts: Had a great experience watching this. Like I said before, nothing in this movie was extraordinary, but I couldn’t find anything too bad about it, so it was 1:30hr that were spent with something fun. If you’ve seen the first season, I recommend you watch this movie.
The first part of the movie is a recap of the first season, told from the priestess's perspective. It shows the priestess at her weakest and how she becomes a dependable ally for the Goblin Slayer. The whole reason the first part of the movie is added is to make the viewer aware that the new girl and the priestess share a similar fate and how the priestess is trying to help the girl to overcome her demons. The second part of the movie is basically just a revenge story. The Goblin Slayer and his party accept a quest to find a girl that went missing during her own goblin slaying quest. They find the girl, realize that the goblins in the area pose a serious threat to the nearby village and they decide to take action straight away. The girl wants to avenge her previous team members and joins the party. There were a lot of moments during the first season where I felt the studio struggled to commit to its dark theme and I felt the same about this movie. There were also quite a few scenes that were animated so poorly that it took me out of the movie, especially the running scenes. I wish they hadn't included the first part of the movie and would have liked this to just be released as 2 OVA's. It's just a rather messy experience.
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