Category Archives: Madoka Magica Movie Series
Fan-pandering and retconning united in one picture.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Homura Gives Love A Bad Name – Review
This third movie is a weird one. I still enjoyed it, after all I enjoyed the original series. But I can’t help but feel somewhat cheated by this movie. Like the original series had promised more than what this movie had delivered. Then again, Madoka may have been a dark, grim and sometimes rather brutal series but overall it was a series about hope that doing the right thing would be enough – no matter the cost. Where would you go after such a conclusion? The fact that it wasn’t a neatly tied together happy end or bad end was the whole point of it. It was still a very hopeful story, though. With this sequel added to the story, though… It isn’t really a bad addition to the main-story but… BUT it makes things even more complicated than they already are. Anything new in this univers would need one hell of an infodump to help the audience catch up on all the twisted story-developments up to this point. Maybe it’s for the better. This movie alone was already a story that didn’t need to be told.
So… Is patriarchy still a thing, then? Because it kinda shouldn’t be in this series’ universe, right?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Living On A Prayer – Review
I think there’s a reason that when people talk about this series, they hardly go into any detail about the whole thing with the witches and what Kyubey’s role is supposed to be. That’s some heavy fluff Madoka Magica is dragging around during the story. It’s hard to imagine anyone hearing about this stuff outside the series and actually giving a shit about it. This series really goes deep with its setting and its very own rules-set for how the universe works. I really hope that the third movie Rebellion will be the last attempt to create a sequel for this series. Not only do you need to be a hardcore-fan to be interested in the complicated developments after the end of the second movie, the story gets also further and further away from being a deconstruction of the mahou-shoujo-genre. It already is barely one in this second movie.
Uhm, why…? I mean, I get the sentiment, she wants to bond with her mother but still… What a weird thing to wish for. It just sounds so naive and ignorant that it’s hard to see even a girl at Madoka’s age saying that.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: The Only Way To Be A Good Mahou-Shoujo Is To Not Be One – Review
I’ve seen the last episode of the first season of Selector Infected WIXOSS which was… Well, for being a 2-cour-series things certainly felt strangely rushed. But the point is that one of the main-criticisms was how it’s just a Madoka-clone. Sure, I can see it. WIXOSS has some very similar story-moves but I say, give it a break! WIXOSS does plenty that differentiates it from Madoka Magica! Instead of just copying Madoka, WIXOSS knows how to find some individuality. It takes stuff that is sort-of like stuff Madoka does – and does a worse job of turning it into a story. It’s not copying when you’re doing a way worse job than the original, right? There are thousands of art-teachers out there that praise grade-schoolers for good drawings but you don’t see any professional artist suing them for copyright infringement, do you? And look, Madoka Magica wants to make you believe that teenage-girls actually would use weapons to battle evil witches? How is that realistic? Everybody knows that teenage-girls are totally into Collectible Card Games and that’s exactly why WIXOSS makes their card-battles as vague as possible. WIXOSS knows its audience, they know what makes girls tick. And that’s flashy, non-descriptive battles. Well, anyway here’s the first review of the Madoka-movie-trilogy