My Thoughts on: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (2020)

I was so excited when my local movie theater opened back up that I started booking tickets for pretty much everything, including Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train. Given how popular the movie has been, I was excited to check it out, even though I haven’t seen any of the Demon Slayer anime before.

As it turns out, maybe I should have checked out the anime and/or the manga first because I feel like that would have really helped me enjoy the movie more. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad movie, it’s just….it’s not really my style if that makes sense. Some of the fighting animations were spectacular, but the story overall, I just didn’t like it. It felt too uneven, especially the last part.

No, really, the last fight scene of the film feels like it should belong to a completely separate story. Just when I thought the movie was drawing to an end, a completely DIFFERENT character steps in and all I can think is “Who is this guy and why are they introducing him NOW when the story is almost over?” Sure, the fight itself was pretty dramatic, but it didn’t feel like it belonged to the movie as a whole.

Maybe I’ll appreciate the movie better if/when I check out the anime. However, right now I have to admit I’m pretty disappointed. I feel like they could’ve done a better job of making the movie enjoyable for viewers who perhaps haven’t seen the anime yet.

Let me know what you think about Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train in the comments below and have a great day!

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