Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Review in 10 Points
Hello and welcome to the 2nd Review in 10 Points, with the first being the Justice League Dark Movie Review in 10 Points.
Today we will be reviewing the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions movie as briefly as possible, now keep in mind that this review can contain some spoilers to the movie, but we'll try to keep off the major ones.
Confusing But Good First 30 Minutes
The First 30 minutes were good, we got to see a duel (no spoilers on this one), the introduction to a new character but you can't actually get what's happening, and if you do, you'd be wondering why is it happening for a while, until it's explained.
The music was as good as a Yu-Gi-Oh! soundtrack would be, intense and makes you wanting more. There isn't a single track in the movie that wasn't good, Which is no strange thing for the series. Through duels, talks, or even intense scenes, the right soundtrack was always there.
Neo Domino City
we might've even had a glimpse of what looks like the transaction from Domino City to Neo Domino City, which is, if you don't know, the city where the events of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's takes place.
this movie might as well be called "Kaiba : The Dark Side of Dimensions", because, it was definitely Kaiba's movie.Every big decision, plot altering move, badass event, was performed by, or had a direct connection to Seto Kaiba. If the movie didn't have him, and his unfinished rivalry with Atem, it could've been boring.Also his direct character, the way he handles things, and answers or generally communicates with people is what's making him more charismatic than pretty much everyone else.He got the spotlight, but it was a well-deserved one.
Trip of NostalgiaThis was mostly because of the old characters coming back, we got to see the likes of Bakura, Yugi's grandpa, Téa, Tristan, Duke, and of course, Joey.
The New VillainAn edgier version of Marik. Honestly there isn't another way to describe Aigami, that's his name by the way. A protagonist stuck in a dilema, whether to help his people, and to keep his newly acquired powers, or put our entire dimension in danger.
The New Character and Card DesignsWell, This is something that actually was done pretty well in the movie, in addition to Kaiba's character, we got new character designs for Makuba and Duke, and for The Blue-Eyes White Dragon, and Dark Magician as well.
I guess that the show had to stay faithful to its roots, as the characters of the original series take one final bow, they had to remind us, that this show had only one important thing to deliver, other than believing in the heart of the cards, and that is, the power of friendship. But then again, this is Yu-Gi-Oh! so we shouldn't expect anything else.