This isn't the worst Naruto story out there, but there are many other filler episodes that are much better. I feel like the biggest problem with this special was just that it took so long. During the first half, the pacing wasn't too bad, but once it got to the hostage situation... It took forever for the characters to do anything, and I was kind of losing interest in what was going on.
So, it's not the worst thing this show has done, but I could have lived my life perfectly fine without watching this.