|Genres:||Animation, Adventure, TV Movie, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Music, Action, Drama|
|Crew:||Music: Chance the Rapper | Co-Executive Producer: Chance the Rapper | Director: Rebecca Sugar | Executive Producer: Rebecca Sugar | Writer: Rebecca Sugar | Music: Rebecca Sugar | Writer: Hilary Florido | Writer: Kat Morris | Co-Executive Producer: Kat Morris | Co-Director: Kat Morris|
Two years after the events of "Change Your Mind", Steven (now 16 years old) and his friends are ready to enjoy the rest of their lives peacefully. However, all of that changes when a new sinister Gem arrives, armed with a giant drill that saps the life force of all living things on Earth. In their biggest challenge ever, the Crystal Gems must work together to save all organic life on Earth within 48 hours.
Seemed a little unusual to immediately jump backwards into having a Gem be the villain again, considering we'd just resolved that problem on an intergalactic scale with the culmination of a 160 episode television series. Also said Gem's animation style clashes a lot with the animation style of... Well... Everything else. I'm sure that was a conscious decision, but it was one that kept taking my focus. These two things, alongside a very old hat plot for exactly this type of material, meant that in the opening few minutes I was already resigned to not enjoy Steven Universe: The Movie, but I gotta say, by the time it was all done, I was totally turned around on this, I was totally vibing with it. Which is not something I can often say for these "animated spin-off/sequel to a cartoon series" movies I've seen a fair few of lately.
Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go.