"Worst...animation...everr." (Imagine Comic book guy)
Sarah Myer | White Hall, MD USA | 10/20/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Mon Dieu! (Heh, I'm not even French) Let me just begin by saying that the only thing that saved this Nadia DVD from getting 2, 1, or even NO stars is the fact that it's "NADIA" and I will stay loyal to the characters no matter what. However, this is near unforgivable in terms of animation quality, and, even worse, the awful concepts for the episodes.I'd heard all kinds of complaints about these episodes online (I went on a HUGE Nadia kick for about a month, in which I went out and literally blew all my money on Nadia DVDs every week, and I'm happy I did it because I'm finished the series now), but I never thought it would be this bad. As I opened the shrink wrap, I thought, "Ah, how bad could it be? Maybe it'll just be really funny or something...Bad animation? Yeah right! I'll bet it's just dated-looking." My response to that now is: "What was I thinking? I'm an idiot for being so naiive!!!"The first episode rather frightened me. It was alright through the beginning, with some funny moments regarding Nadia, Jean, and Marie's problem of finding water and food. However, I nearly choked on my own saliva when, out of NOWHERE, Jean eats these brightly colored mushrooms for no reason other than the fact that it was most likely a reference to some kind of hallucinoginic (sp?) drug. Dear god. The spores don't even move! I dealt with the fact that Jean/Marie/Nadia's hair colors and designs changed every other frame, but for mushrooms to be animated so poorly...*sarcastic* Just awful. ^^;;; In more than one frame, you can actually see paint smudges in the cels. I kid you not. Just watch Nadia's hair- sometimes, the glare of the camera that took the photo of the cel is showing on the painted surface of that cel. It's laughable. The kiss shared by Nadia and Jean after the episode kind of saved it, but not really. I was just in shock, and couldn't enjoy any bit of the humor or romance (whichever you think it was. ^^ I can't tell)The next episode was a bit better, with Jean and Nadia kissing again, this time Jean was NOT high. Yee hah. However, he didn't remember the first kiss, and this threw Nadia into a very bad fit. *sigh* I enjoyed this episode the best, just because it left out most of the bad hijinks. Oh wait, I'm forgetting the incoherent and very strange sequence in which Jean falls from a cliff (what the-? I thought he was supposed to be smart!) and imagines a whole sequence where he invents a huge bomb (!) and a jet. Oh...please help me. I was so confused, and all I could think was "No way...he didn't just imagine that, did he? Jeez, this is awful. I think that those mushrooms are still taking affect." Well, I'm going to cut myself off here, because this would go on forever if I don't stop now. You get the idea; "NADIA" is a wonderful series, with great characters and storyline, however this volume is degrading to the series as a whole. I can assure you; immediately after I viewed this, I was in such a state that I grabbed a piece of paper, scribbled "Worst animation EVER!" on it, and placed it between the plastic cover and the insert showing the title, so that I would remember not to watch it ever again. (See, it's bad, but I couldn't resist taking it with a little bit of humor) *blinks* *facefault* Anyway, I suggest skipping this unless you are a die hard fan. And I mean DIE HARD, because this tested my patience for "Nadia" more than I even thought possible."