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Black Clover has a new movie on Netflix titled Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King. This movie focuses on themes and elements from the Black Clover anime series, and since I’m a long time fan of the series I thought it was worth a watch. I have decided to share my thoughts in this review for you all, and I’ll do my best to avoid spoilers in case you’re interested in watching it for yourself. In this review, I will be giving a brief synopsis of what this movie is, my thoughts many different aspects of the film, and let you know if I think it’s worth your time.
Without further ado, let’s dive into my review of Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King.
What Is Black Clover: Sword Of The Wizard King?
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King follows Asta, Yuno, and many popular Magic Knights from the series as they work to save the Clover Kingdom that has come under siege by Conrad Leto, and a group of past Wizard Kings. Conrad Leto was the predecessor of Julius Novachrono with corrupted ideals on how to bring change to the Clover Kingdom, which is a common theme in the story of Black Clover.
Conrad Leto is so passionate about what he believes in that he is willing to go as far as destroying the kingdom and reviving Wizard Kings from the past to help realize his vision which oddly enough isn’t too far off from what other characters in the series would want, but the difference here is that Conrad will go to far greater lengths to make it happen.
How Was It?
Overall, this film was enjoyable. Sometimes Black Clover can feel a little cheesy at times with the characters overcoming their foes with the power of friendship, but the villains in this film present a genuine threat to our heroes. There are a ton of fight scenes in this movie and just about every character gets their time in the spotlight. There are a ton of characters fighting and at many times in several locations at once. But this is kind of needed as their opponents are all previous Wizard Kings, and some of the spells they can do are absolutely amazing.
It was nice to see many of the characters collaborate to use combo spells against their opponents, all while staying true to how we know them in the anime series.
The animation has some pretty cool moments and is pretty well done. I wasn’t a fan of some of the 3D animation scenes, but these are far and few between and shouldn’t take away from the experience for you. The animation is very impressive especially once you get to the major fights at the end of the film.
Conrad Leto, and the other villains in this movie definitely feel like one and done villains here. I feel like this movie really tries to sell you hard on Conrad Leto’s belief system, as he directly opposes the world view of our heroes, but they guy just doesn’t make any sense. The villains are doing what they are doing and strongly believe it, but why? And it only threw me off more that previous Wizard Kings are involved. These guys were suppose to be the protectors of the Kingdom, but there reasons for doing what they are doing just simply doesn’t make any sense and the dialogue from our heroes doesn’t seem to help much.
The dialogue in this movie just feels bloated, and downright wasteful at times. There is a lot of talking between the heroes and villains, but none of it really adds any substance especially if you were to compare this to the main Black Clover story.
If you try not to think about it too much and just enjoy the story for what it is, I think you can overlook these issues, and still enjoy the movie.
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King is an enjoyable movie if you’re a fan of the Black Clover anime, but if you’re not at least a casual fan of the story I find it hard to recommend watching it as you may find the story a bit lackluster and find it hard to understand the overarching theme the story is pushing so hard. I’ve decided to give Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King a 7 out of 10.
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