Although I am a hardcore fan of the TV series, I still find myself enjoying the movies, just not as much ^_^
What can I say? It has the usual cheesy humour we've come to expect from Lina and her busty yet O-so-annoying companion Naga, as well as some great battle sequences. The plot itself seems slightly confusing but I guess it adds to the fun of it!
The animation and character design is spot-on, with Lina's hair colour back to the colour it was intended to be, and not the bright orange from the series.
Anyone who found the series a drag should try the movies, they are on a different level entirley (though what level I'm not sure), however fans of the series may be disappointed, you won't find Gourry, Zel or Amelia here, just Lina and Naga. But then again, the series never was released in this country was it?
Falls short of the five star mark because 1. It's not the TV series. Bias, yes, but I prefer it and 2. It's only an hour long dammit!