"Go team Naruto! Only you can save the world!" note Clockwise from the left: Naruto Uzumanki, Kira Kibbles, Rocky Lee, Kakashi of the Mysteries, and Kankura
Naruto Evolution is a live action film directed by James Wong of Dragon Ball Evolution fame, and M. Night Shamalyan (chosen for his work on The Last Airbender). This film is based on the Naruto manga by Masashi Kishimoto, and is set in the same world as Dragon Ball Evolution. This is the second film in the Shōnen Jump Cinematic Universe, a complete ripoff of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Long ago, a man named Minotaur Namikaze defeated a nine tailed fox that threatened the Earth. After doing so, he feasted on its chakra meat and gained great power, which he used to create five hidden ninja villages. Many years have passed, but ninja still live in these villages and train in the ways of Minotaur.Now, a young boy named Naruto Uzumanki lives in the Leaf Hidden Village, a ninja village hidden in the Amazon Rainforest. However, when his evil teacher Iruka tricks him into unleashing a nefarious villain known as "The Sandman", he must leave his home to confront the evil that he set free.The movie was released last Friday note the Friday previous to whenever you are reading this, and was both a critical and commercial failure. However, a sequel has been green lit for some reason.
Instead of being the "Hidden X Villages", the Hidden Villages are now the "X Hidden Villages". For example, we have the Cloud Hidden Village, the Leaf Hidden Village, etc. The Hidden Stone Village has also changed to the "Dirty Hidden Village" instead of the "Stone Hidden Village" as one would expect.
"Fire Lord" is the name of the Leaf Village leader instead of "Hokage". It may be a Shout-Out, since M. Night Shamayalan directed The Last Airbender.
Minato Namikaze is now Minotaur Namikaze, which sounds really stupid.
Naruto Uzumaki has become Naruto Uzumanki in this adaptation.
Sasuke Uchiha is now Sasteke Uchiro.
Kakashi Hatake is now Kakashi Raiga, also known as Kakashi of the Mysteries.
Kiba Inuzuka, Hinata Hyuga, and Shino Aburame are now Kira Kibbles, Hanto Hyuga, and S Bugman.
Shikamaru Nara, Choji Akimichi, and Ino Yamanaka are now Skakemar Nar, Choze Akuro, and Intro Yakuza.
Rock Lee, Neji Hyuga, and Tenten are now Rocky Lee, Nojo Hyuga, and Teno Tei.
Kankuro and Temari are now Kankura and Tomato.
The Ramen Guy's name is changed from Teuchi to Noodle Joe.
Haku is now called Jack Frost.
Madara Uchiha is now Madata Ichive, and consequently has no relationship to the Uchiro Clan, this film's version of the Uchiha Clan.
Big Bad Ensemble: The role of main villain is shared between The Sandman (an ancient evil wrecking havoc around the world), Tobi (a masked man with an army of ninjas and a grudge against the Leaf Village), Jack Frost (a woman using her ice powers to take revenge against the ninja government that murdered her children), and Hiashi Hyuga (Hanto's abusive father who is trying to take over the Leaf Village and then the world). As of the end of the movie Jack Frost and The Sandman are defeated, but Tobi is still at large and Hiashi has taken over the Leaf Village.
Black Dude Dies First: The first casualties of the film are the Dirty ninja, because Tobi nukes France and kills them all.
Bloodless Carnage: After Kabuto tears off Kankura's arm there is no blood, even though you would expect there to be.
Boom, Headshot: Naruto kills The Sandman by shooting him in the head with a gun.
Borrowed Catch Phrase: Halfway through the film, Sasteke starts using "I believe it!" as his catchphrase.
Minotaur Namikaze is a combination of The Sage of Six Paths, who is the Father of Shinobi, Hashirama Senju, who pretty much created the village system, and Minato Namikaze, who defeated the Nine-Tailed Fox.
Mighty Shimura is a combination of Might Guy, being Lee's youth-obsessed teacher, and Danzo Shimura, because of his role in the Uchiro Massacre and his Sharingan covered arm.
The Sandman is a combination of Orochimaru, with his body-stealing ways, and Gaara, because of his appearance and sand powers.
Cool Mask: Tobi and Jack Frost both wear awesome masks.
Instead of the Nine-Tailed Fox being inside Naruto, it is inside Sasteke.
Instead of having a Sharingan, Kakashi has the freaking Rinnegan!
Tobi is not Obito Uchiha, but Teno Tei.
Posthumous Character: Kakashi periodically has flashbacks to his time with his teammates Obito Uchiro and Rin Nohara as they went on a mission to defeat the evil ninja Madata Ichiko. All of the other three are dead.