Richard Eisenbeis writes:
" Last weekend, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings, an abridged and enhanced version of the first eight episodes of the Modoka Magica anime was released in theaters across Japan. Now, exactly a week after the release of the first movie comes the second, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal. In the review of the first movie I stated how the abridged format actually improved the story, making the story seem tighter and more well paced. Does the movie version of the second half of the story follow suit and improve on the original, or would you be better off just watching the series in the comfort of your own home? "