Netflix's Dragon Quest: Your Story is out in Australia today. Is it a good movie? The internet is conflicted.
Dragon Quest: Your Story adapts the fifth game in the franchise, Hand of the Heavenly Bride into a feature length CG-animated film. It follows the journey of the protagonist Hero as he seeks to uncover his father's secrets and rescue his mother with a magical sword.
When it was first announced, many fans took issue with the CG style of the movie because it deviated away from Akira Toriyama's iconic character design. Further controversy plagued Your Story in Japan because famous Japanese actors were cast in key roles, rather than professional voice actors.
Audiences in the West appear to be giving the film a bit more leeway, with many early reactions mostly positive.
YEAH THE DRAGON QUEST MOVIE ON NETFLIX MADE ME CRY
WHAT ABOUT IT??
— Devon Voix (20 days) (@ArashiKaji) February 13, 2020
— ????⭐ Kaily Russell ⭐???? (@BadWolfKaily) February 13, 2020
I was expecting Dragon Quest: Your Story to be kind of average, but I actually really enjoyed it. It's a bit dull until Bianca turns up but after that it's a corker. Highly recommend you check it out on Netflix!
— Ed Fear (@edfear) February 13, 2020
Dragon Quest: Your Story movie is out on Netflix and BOY THAT HOE IS FIRE ????????#dragonquest
— Black Super Saiyan ???? (@jakedasenpai) February 13, 2020
Highly recommend #DragonQuestyourstory on Netflix. I’ve been a fan of the Dragon Quest series for as long as I can remember. The animation is absolutely incredible. The slimes are comical and it stays true to the video game too. Wow! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/10piNnJOVf
— Diane (@TURTLEGIRL73) February 13, 2020
If you have Netflix I really recommend checking Dragon Quest Your Story. DreamWorks quality animation and didn't mess too much with the original story solid 8/10 from me.
— Square Up | Crono (@Crono_Ssb) February 13, 2020
Well. I can 100% say that anyone with even the slightest affection for #DRAGONQUEST, JRPGs or RPG videogames in general should 100% boot up and watch "DRAGON QUEST: YOUR STORY" on Netflix before you hear anything else about it.
Whether or not it's "good?" ...not sure.
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) February 13, 2020
For the most part, fans of the franchise appear to be happy with the story and look of the film, but the ending has thrown many, with some describing it as "super unbelievably terrible". While this article won't spoil the ending, feel free to enjoy these no-context responses.
Someone watch the Dragon Quest Movie on Netflix so we can talk about that ending. I'm not gonna suffer through this alone.
— Lonely Goomba (@LonelyGoomba) February 13, 2020
Just finished watching Netflix “Dragon quest: Your story” and that ending fucked me up real bad...this your story concept if really weird. It pushes away from the original and mad me feel like I wasted time watching it but overall I’m somewhat happy to get the chance to see it. pic.twitter.com/ZaZnpzhx3K
— Chill penguin 210 (@megamanx74) February 13, 2020
I watched the dragon quest movie on Netflix but I wish I had only watched MOST of it because the last 12 minutes or so are just...I mean, holy shit
— TV's Adam (@TVsAdam) February 13, 2020
I just had to skim ahead in #DragonQuest Your Story to see THAT moment in action and boy is it really something.. I don't really have words for it
I also can't wait for the uninformed masses to blame Netflix for it, thinking they had a hand in the movie's creation/production
— Jonathan (@JRPictures) February 13, 2020
Just watched Dragon Quest Your Story on @NetflixUK and literally I feel so damn insulted, what the hell was up with that half assed ending? You had it perfect!
— Chelsea Haymes (@ChelseaHaymes) February 14, 2020
That TWIST in the Dragon Quest movie. Whoosh. A movie. ????????????
— Marack Evangelista Universe (@WIMarack) February 13, 2020
the dragon quest cg movie plot twist pic.twitter.com/SUE7awFW9F
— deixame rir agora que amanhã posso ter cieiro (@aitchthief) February 13, 2020
Dragon Quest: Your Story sure sounds like an interesting time. It's out now on Netflix worldwide — let us know if you plan on tuning in.
I made a mistake. Last month I wrote up my top ten games of 2019. I still stand by that list. I love those games and Control is still my favourite game of last year. But last week I started playing Dragon Quest Builders 2 and I need to change my list. I need to add DQB2.