YMMV / Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow

  • First Installment Wins: Of all the movies, this one is considered by many to be their very favorite, even after the release of all the others so far. It's so popular that often times this is the only movie that Fan Fic writers adapt for their stories.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: In one scene Naruto gripes about how he awesome his life would be if he could save a princess. Well, not only does he save one in this movie but he also saves one in the The Last: Naruto the Movie and that princess, Hinata, becomes his wife and the two start a very happy family together.
  • Informed Wrongness: Yukie's sheer unwillingness to return to the Land of Snow is actually pretty understandable after you learn about both her Dark and Troubled Past and her Evil Overlord uncle — and even more so when he utterly slaughters La Résistance midway through the movie. And yet Naruto and co. still insist on berating her as just a cowardly pessimist. Really, if not for the good guys' lucky breaks at the very end, she would've been completely Properly Paranoid.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The animation quality is astounding compared to most episodes of the main anime series.