Personnaly I have mixed feeling for the episode. It looked like the 1st half and the 2nd half of the episode were made by 2 differant animators. Untill the part where the kyubii was captured(6 tails form) the episode sucked was almost the worst episode I had ever seen and after that it was great: naruto's mixed feelings, Yamatos fear, the apperance of the 4th it was all great.
A few reasons why the 1st part was terrible:
1-Pain was unlike human and more like a doll. His body, arms and legs moved weirdly and streached beyond human it was plain wrong, when he jumped, ran or attacked his body parts moved differently. It was like when u looked at his legs u thought he was going left but when u looked at his arms u thought he was going to the right. Also his face looked like rubber: when ever he got punched or his face got blown by wind his face streched out like rubber in an unhuman way. Here are a few screen shots of the episode to help u understand what I mean:
2- Pain was saposed to be the near-invinsible villain a total Badass but in this episode he got knocked around the village by the kyubii. I would be ok if he got beat or something but he was played by the kyubii like a little toy.
pain getting hammered like a nail
Well like I said the episode wasnt all bad it had some good parts in it to like naruto seeing the 4th.
So in this thread u can discuss what i said or the episode in general. Pls dont flame or tell me something like: '' well if u think its bad dont watch it'' or ''why dont u make it better'' because I am just telling what I think of the episode.