Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (2008)

Sasuke's appearance in this movie was refreshing.

Naruto (JP: Junko Takeuchi / EN: Maile Flanagan)

Among the Naruto movies up until this point (by chronological release), this one felt like it had the most action.

Shinno (JP: Unsho Ishizuka / EN: Jamieson Price)

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 93% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down. I gave the movie 8 out of 10 on

Naruto, Hinata (JP: Nana Mizuki / EN: Stephanie Sheh), and Sakura (JP: Chie Nakamura / EN: Kate Higgins)

Instant Comments:
Lol. The look on Naruto's face.
What!?! Did he really just sacrifice himself for Amaru? For a second, I thought for once a character would be punished for rashly running out ahead of the team. Well, I guess Amaru was punished, but not by his/her own life.

Amura (JP: Motoko Kumai / EN: Michelle Ruff)

Why did Shinnō release a beam and seemingly kill his own troops. Unless he had trouble aiming the beam. Note the Wiki page for Land of the Sky said this "The remnants of the fleet were completely incinerated when Shinnō launched a beam from the Ancor Vantian as a demonstration." [I went back to watch the scene and he in fact destroyed a third ship with people on it. The surrounding ship debris also vanished. In any case, I'll just have to ignore this non-sensical demonstration.]

Naruto refers to his past teachers Iruka (top left), Kakashi (top right), and Jiraiya (bottom left)

What does he say to Sasuke? [It's revealed at the end of the movie]
Tornado Rasengan
Lol. Gutsiness Rasengan.

Kakashi (JP: Kazuhiko Inoue / EN: Dave Wittenberg), Shikamaru (JP: Showtaro Morikubo / EN: Tom Gibis), Shino Aburame (JP: Shinji Kawada / EN: Derek Stephen Price), and Sai (JP: Satoshi Hino / EN: Ben Diskin)

Ha. "Don't go wasting your Byakugan on this one."
Smile. That save.
"I promise, I'm gonna bring you back to the Leaf."

Naruto takes on the four-tailed Version 2 form.

Watched 20180524 (Netflix, Instant) (English audio)
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds* (2008) Hajime Kamegaki. 98 min
*Gekijô ban Naruto: Shippûden - Kizuna (original title)

Relevant Links:
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Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds (Naruto Wiki)
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Naruto delivers a punch.

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