Yeah, I nearly thought it was just a recap movie and dropped it on the spot. The story beats from the old episodes were captivating just long enough for me to realize "oh wait, at this rate, they'll get through the series long before it hits the end running time."
Bare-bones plot with no twists
No sexual assault in the beginning of the story.
Oh, the Goblin Paladin gets the girl's sword, and may have even been the thing that put him in that class. That's a minor twist.
I had to chuckle at the shoe-horned cameo by the buxom redhead at the end, she had no business being in the guild building and the story never required her presence, but hey- this is the Goblin Slayer movie, right? Got to sneak in an appearance by… wait, what’s her name?... “Cow Girl”? That’s actually her name? Blimey…
Come to think of it- very few names are given in this world. Most characters are only identified by their race or vocation. What are they, Naknadans?
From what I understand it's apart of following DnD RPG conventions. Characters are named by just their class until a player takes up that role, or the NPC is of a certain degree of importance.
The writer even envisioned this as being a RPG campaign people could play, and wanted them to insert their own names to better identify with the characters.
[*]OreGairu / My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU: 3rd Season- It feels like exercise, watching this. You just can't relax. Every other line of dialog can potentially break someone.
Did you notice that the sky in the OP ending shot changes? (Ep 1 vs Ep 3) I was looking specifically at that very shot for difference and I still didn't catch on till episode 4.
Partly as I was looking in the wrong place; I thought it'd be the tea set.
Not sure what it's meant to signify, maybe Yukino's emotional state?