After grossing more than $1.4 billion from the Japanese box-office, Tomohiko Itō's animation movie "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale" had its grand theatrical release in the United States on February 09, 2017. Based on the Sword Art Online light novel series authored by Reki Kawahara, the film is now getting positive reviews from the screens in the US and Canada.

Lackluster storyline, Impeccable production values

"Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale" cannot boast about a fresh storyline. Most of the events in the film are predictable, and they did not offer any surprises to the viewers.

But what makes this Tomohiko directorial a must watch is its brilliant character designs, top-rated visuals, and sound production values.

Set in 2026 where video game systems like Augma give privilege to the users to enter the system and play as per their wish. The most popular game in the system is "Ordinal Scale," as its interactive atmosphere is unmatchable in nature. As Asuna and Krito decided to play with the OS, they understand that there is something more hidden in "Ordinal Scale," and it is much more than fun and games.


Exploring augmented reality to the fullest.

The director deserves a special round of applause as he has exploited the concept of augmented reality to the fullest in this movie.

He has cleverly blended real and virtual worlds which will give a Wow feel to the audiences. The music department of the movie is also worth mentioning, as it played a crucial role in immersing the viewers in the action scenes.

Box-office collections.

Trade experts predict that "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale" will repeat the same magic in the United States box-office in the same way it shook the collection figures in Japan.

The film was released in limited screens in the US, and it is expected to do a business of around $7 million on its opening weekend. Analysts estimate that the movie will finish its theatrical run with a worldwide box-office earning of $22 million.