Desu Ex Machina: "I have a couple of issues when it comes to movies based on TV series. One of them is the standalone format, where the movie wastes time on some unrelated subplot that has a faux connection to the main story. The other is when they do a high budget recap of the same story found in the TV series with only minor changes, or even use the same TV segments with additional footage to fill in supposed blanks. The latter scenario is still better than creating ridiculous plots to show off pretty visuals without much substance, but it doesn’t solve the issue of ending up with a dull and less than optimum experience. Here, I’m going to address how the K-ON! Movie found its way to fix these issues, and therefore became a valuable product and a rich addition to the K-ON! series."