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PMMM: The Rebellion - Happy or Sad Ending?
Posted 5/30/14 , edited 5/30/14
Obviously this forum contains major spoilers for the series and the movies. Read at your own risk.

So I finally watched the final movie in the PMMM Trilogy set of movies. (I didn't watch the other two as they were recaps of the original series). After watching, I came to the conclusion that I should have taken the advise of those people who told me not to watch it, as it would utterly ruin the beautiful ending of the anime (for me at least). So...I didn't like the movie. At all. And I strongly disliked the ending. However...

What is your opinion on what happened in the movie? Especially the ending. Was it horribly sad, or somewhat happy?

Me personally...I thought it was quite happy - at least, much more happy than the bittersweet ending of the anime.



To me that is not a bad end at all.


But there is something I didn't get or missed. How...



Oh, and I hated Bebe too. Seriously what was the point of adding in the annoying loli?
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Posted 5/30/14 , edited 5/30/14
Well... I completely disagree

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Posted 5/30/14
I don't think the ending is bad, it all depends if Urobuchi decides to make a new movie or series. I was expecting a conclusion to the series in the third movie, but we got an open ending with:

If we have a sequel we might see a better conclusion, but it depends of shaft and Urobuchi.
Also Bebe was completely pointless it felt more like an easter egg
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Posted 5/30/14 , edited 5/30/14
It wasn't a happy or sad ending it was a lame ending. That movie was a shoddily written, poorly paced cash grab. I'm going right back to pretending I didn't suffer through that garbage.
Posted 6/1/14

Irybell wrote:

It wasn't a happy or sad ending it was a lame ending. That movie was a shoddily written, poorly paced cash grab. I'm going right back to pretending I didn't suffer through that garbage.


^ Pretty much sums up how I felt about it.
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Posted 6/1/14
The ending to rebellion was bittersweet to me >~< but I still loved it ^_^ through the tears and everything
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Posted 6/1/14
I personally thought the last 30 min of Rebellion was perfect as it wasn't much an "ending" as it was a resolution to Homura's already existing conflicts. They could either end it right there or continue w/ the story and I would be satisfied. But the way it was set up I had a feeling it would cause a controversy between the fandom.
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Posted 6/1/14
Well, the movie (nor the other two) wasn't needed, in the first place.

It wasn't sad or happy for me. Just there.
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Posted 6/1/14
I honestly don't know how to explain that movie. The ending was meh, the story was meh, it was overall just...meh. Like the post above me mentions, it's sort of just there. The only real enjoyment I got out of this movie were the action scenes. (Especially the Homura vs Mami scene)
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Posted 6/1/14 , edited 6/1/14
The creator of the series is already talking about bringing in a whole new writing staff to make either a new series or a fourth movie. This wasn't an ending, merely another beginning.
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Posted 6/1/14
It was fun to see on the big screen I don't regent that. Lots of scenery porn and stuff, but the last 30 min just make me of WTF?



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Posted 6/1/14

SoldierSangria wrote:


Irybell wrote:

It wasn't a happy or sad ending it was a lame ending. That movie was a shoddily written, poorly paced cash grab. I'm going right back to pretending I didn't suffer through that garbage.


^ Pretty much sums up how I felt about it.


Glad someone finally agrees with me. I'm baffled by how well received this movies been.
Posted 6/1/14 , edited 6/1/14

Irybell wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:


Irybell wrote:

It wasn't a happy or sad ending it was a lame ending. That movie was a shoddily written, poorly paced cash grab. I'm going right back to pretending I didn't suffer through that garbage.


^ Pretty much sums up how I felt about it.


Glad someone finally agrees with me. I'm baffled by how well received this movies been.


I dunno, from my viewpoint it got pretty much the same reception as The End of Evangelion (or even Adolescence of Utena). Some loved them and thought them a fitting end; others hated them and pretended they don't exist.

Oddly enough I love The End of Evangelion and Adolescence of Utena...
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Posted 6/1/14

SoldierSangria wrote:


Irybell wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:


Irybell wrote:

It wasn't a happy or sad ending it was a lame ending. That movie was a shoddily written, poorly paced cash grab. I'm going right back to pretending I didn't suffer through that garbage.


^ Pretty much sums up how I felt about it.


Glad someone finally agrees with me. I'm baffled by how well received this movies been.


I dunno, from my viewpoint it got pretty much the same reception as The End of Evangelion (or even Adolescence of Utena). Some loved them and thought them a fitting end; others hated them and pretended they don't exist.

Oddly enough I love The End of Evangelion and Adolescence of Utena...


I saw the Rebellion in a theater and my friend and I were the only ones in there who didn't applaud when it was over...so yeah that was my experience.

Can't speak on Adolescence of Utena as I haven't seen it but I've always liked End of Evangelion.
I suppose, to me anyway, EoE felt more planned out. I understand why people dislike it but it had a direction it was going in and the characters still felt like themselves.

With Rebellion the movie seemed ambling, confused and more geared towards fan service. What I loved the most about the Puella Magi series was that prior to this movie everything tied to together very nicely. It was dark, yes, but never unnecessarily. Every twist was foreshadowed and integrated well into the story. But this wasn't the case in Rebellion, it honestly felt very random to me.

In a way it felt like an unskillful version of Berserk. Berserk builds up to a sort of similar plot twist as the Rebellion but the difference is that it's over the course of about 24 episodes while in the Rebellion a character changed their alignment completely in mere minutes. I just don't buy that. Perhaps if they had spent more time building up that plot twist instead of messing around with that obnoxious Charlotte mascot it could have worked.

I don't dislike what happened per say, I dislike the lack of finesse in which it was handled.
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Posted 6/2/14
I haven't seen the movie but I did here that it was not meant to be the end of the PMMM story. So think that not liking how it wound up is not the exact way to feel.
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