"El Psy Kongroo" has finally returned for one last finale (this is the official end to the series) and boy was it worth the wait. As an absolute lover of Steins;Gate (I'm possibly biased), this was a very fulfilling and emotional conclusion to the series and really did a good job of tying up loose ends and plot holes that still existed. As the original Steins;Gate was a story about the journey, struggles and decisions of Okabe through time, this movie gives Makise (one of my favorite tsunderes) a turn to shine and really emphasizes the feelings and conflicts of love that the current Steins;Gate world-line Makise was facing that were only touched upon in the OVA.
The continued development of the romance and the true revealing of feelings between the two time-crossed lovers were a treat, and the creators were able to give a more in-depth explanation of the reading Steiner ability and deja vu effect. I and, more importantly, Makise could also finally understand the pain that the current Okabe was still going through even though he had "saved" everyone which was a critical development in my eyes. I also really liked the difficult struggle between the "scientist" Kurisu and the "woman" Kurisu on the decision of whether to risk saving Okabe against his "wishes". The movie could have maybe touched a bit more on the other characters, but in 90 minutes, the resolution of the story between Makise and Okabe is the most important thing to nail down (and they definitely accomplished that).
It starts a bit slow (as do all Steins;Gate related things) but the emotional pay-off is well worth it in the end. You definitely have to have seen the series and OVA in order to get any of this. I loved the movie and it's a must watch for anyone who has seen Steins;Gate. This is the end that we have all been waiting for so don't delay and watch this immediately. Here's to one final goodbye and "tuturuuuu".
The movie was a strong conclusion to the original Steins;Gate series and I think it gave a much more satisfying ending than the OVA episode did. Obviously, this movie doesn't make sense independent of the series so I really wouldn't watch it unless you were like me and absolutely sped through the series. This didn't have quite the same amount of mind-bending time travel shenanigans as the series but I really enjoyed this movie more as a definitive conclusion rather than an extension of the series. (And yes that means this movie was a little slower, but as in all things Steins;Gate, it still had a good emotional impact.)
The ending is beautiful but the rest of the film is just slow and repetitive.
Special 1 Egoistic Poriomania was a better epilogue, I find this movie completely unnecessary.
I actually thought this would be a recap movie like for Attack on Titan instead of a sequel.It was not, obviously,and thus I recommend watching the first Steins;Gate anime at least.It was a bit interesting to have another main character this time, but I feel in general it lacked the drama of the series, tension and the anticipation. It definitively felt a bump weaker than the anime.
8/10 (animes being 10s)