Thursday, September 29, 2011

Short Film Review: Naruto Shippuden: Dreamers Fight -- Part One

As the sun shines brightly over the village of Konohagakure, Rock Lee (Brendon Huor) trains tirelessly.  By sunset he is physically spent, having endured a full day of rigorous activity.  As he settles into an all too brief resting period, he is startled by a sudden noise deep in the woods.  He rushes to investigate only to find Naruto (Donald Mills) splayed out on a patch of grass.  The newly anointed “Hero of the Hidden Leaf” has opted to train instead of basking in his newfound glory.  Such dedication is an inspiration to Rock Lee, who now finds his own daily training regimen woefully insufficient.  Fearing that his abilities are stagnating, Rock boldly Challenges Naruto to a duel. Naruto heartily accepts.  At noon the next day, the two meet up at a neutral location so as not to inflict damage on the village.  As the duel gets under way, the intensity of it surpasses that of a mere sparring match.