Steven Universe: The Movie is a musical! It has a wonderful villian, Spinel, who I wanted to see redeemed, who I could actually connect to, and she performs her songs "Found", "Drift Away", and my favorite, and most likely the best song in the movie, "Other Friends." The animation is exceptional, as well! I loved Spinel's choreography with the scythe, and her rubber hose animation style is great. The movie takes place two years in the future, where Steven is now sixteen and finally has a neck! There are also a lot of Cotton Candy Garnet moments, as well as Sapphire and Ruby. I'll explain the basic idea of the movie below, so please beware if you're going in blind!
A few minor spoilers lay ahead - you find them out at first, so this is just a brief summary of the beginning. No details will be given, really.
Steven is leading a perfect life, but then this weird pink gem who looks like teenage robot girl and deedee from dexter's labratory shows up with a wacky doo hickey and a scythe and steven's like W O A H and she sings a really cool song. She seems like she knows steven but Steven doesn't know her. But then she cuts Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst with her scythe, as well as Steven. The gems all poof but Steven, because he's organic. He then poofs Spinel with her own weapon. They reform again, but they all lost their memories and have been set back to their factory setting. Ruby is just a guard, for Sapphire, who doesn't care about Ruby at all. Pearl is a servant for her formal rival, Greg, which is hysterical. And Spinel? (BIGGER SPOILER, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED)
She's..a best friend. She's overly bubbly and friendly, way too intrusive, but it's not annoying, although it's hard to make a character like this likable. She's actually really fun and enjoyable!
(BIGGER SPOILER OVER, CONTINUE)
They decide they need to give all gems puzzles of their lives to get them back. And the movie begins....
Minor spoilers above!
There are some excellent songs here, as well, and i'll rate my top five.
1. Other Friends
4. No Matter What
All of them are great though, really. We also get a new fusion, and OPAL!
They finally answered our cries for more Opal! Yes!