OK, well I foolishly thought this was an independent movie with no show attached to it. SO I was lost through the whole thing. The result of not being familiar with any of the character meant I was completely detached and could really have cared less about them. So basically, don't watch this movie without watching the show.
I was about to walk away with mixed feelings from Haruhi after the lackluster and most of the times plain boring second season, but in hindsight I'm really, really glad I didn't. This movie is a masterpiece, simply the most moving and powerful piece of media I've ever experienced. No other has brought me to the verge of tears and to heights of awe that many times, even in rewatches. I urge anyone with even a vague interest on this to just go ahead and do it, it's worth every second of its really long runtime.
I only need one word to describe the whole movie: Preciuos :D
Epic. Almost heart attack when that bitch stabbed him. Just forget S02 and watch it.
one of the most awesome movies i ever seen in my life.