Anyways, I know that this is a beloved series and maybe a lot of people will disagree with me but was anybody else disappointed by this movie?
First of all, I am not the biggest Hetalia fan out there but I did watch the whole series as it is now in English Dub form during the summer on Netflix and thought it was decent but not the best thing ever. What bothered me most about the show was that it was just split into 3-4 minute episode segments and that kind of annoyed me since I am so used to watching 24 minute episodes plus all the episodes were just random moments that never served any connections together at all. I have to admit though that there were a few jokes that made me laugh but all in all, it was a decent show to me and I could never understand how this is one of Funimation's most popular titles.
However, after I finished the series, I heard that there was a movie that was made and that the English dub was going to be released in the Fall and what surprised me most was that the running time was actually 90 minutes instead of 3 so I though this would be exactly what I wanted from the show,which was a fun adventure that involved all the character in one story solving one problem together. I was sadly mistaken.
First of all, I did not buy the DVD for the movie but I saw it with my subscriber account on Funimation.com so I was able to watch the movie online instead of paying $22 for it.
So first, what the movie did right was the beginning which started out with a problem happening and then the countries having a meeting about it. Clearly the meeting was the best part of the movie because the jokes the countries were making were pretty funny. After the meeting, the countries try to solve the problem themselves but after all of them failed to do so, they meet up and figure out what to do next. After that, the movie takes a complete dive.
This is when a random scene starts playing and while watching that scene, I start to have Deja Vu. Then I realized that the creator of this movie decided to put in random clips from the show into this movie for no reason at all. This starts to get on my nerves though, especially when something cool is happening in the actual story but then we are treated to about 2 or 3 more clips from the show for no reason and then go back to the movie. This gets more and more annoying when the movie keeps going on because it takes you out of the actual story and what bothered me even more was that 35%-40% of this movie were just random clips from the show
Finally, at the end of the movie
I mean, what the hell!? I at least thought the climax was going to be all the countries fighting together in one last battle to stop the Pictonians and Germany, Italy, or Japan giving the final blow but we get this?! Well that is all I have to say about the movie. Sorry if I offended any Hetalia fans out there who enjoyed the movie but I just have to know if there was anybody else that was disappointed by this movie after waiting for it for a while because I sure was.