Totally conflicted, this movie was so full of nostalgia and remembrances. I recently went back to some of my Kikaida Subtitles on DVD and kinda was like, "Ahhh, when I was a kid, that was so cool!" Now it was like, "Boy was it cheesy!" Still, I remember some of the old groups, the Kamen Rider Squad (with those ridiculous outfits, I actually suppressed them from my memory... thanks for the trauma...) To seeing the guys I actually recognize and then some.
Here the plot was a bit poorly written, still it was a bit interesting how they drew things together. Granted there were some plot holes. I enjoyed seeing the old 1 and 2 working together since I remember watching them when I was a kid. Made me remember some of the old things, how V3 had them as mentors, and when V3 was mentor/rival of Riderman. What really got to me was the 'other heroes of justice'. Brought a tear to my eye when I saw Kikaida, Kikaida 01, and Inazuman. (Although I would have loved to see Inzuman in his 'cocoon form' and then enter 'moth form'.) I wish they had more screen time and more fighting, coming up on the screen and just doing the finishing moves was a let down.
Don't know what to think of it, I enjoyed the nostalgia, but the plot was weak and confusing. I'm used to a "Dr Who" way of thinking of time travel and not the "Den-O" way of time travel. Still takes a little for me to think of 'time as a memory'.
Although, I did love seeing Phillip and Shoutaro again. I still feel there should be more W. I kinda wish he had switched some gaia memories around also.
People say that the real world isn't black or white, its shades of gray. I prefer to think its a rainbow spectrum, when any color is dark enough, its black, when any color is light enough, its white. Yet, there is a spectrum of cultures and values.