As I expected, this episode (bundled with the next) wasn't all that bad. The story (filler, nonetheless) goes on smoothly
and stays true to the purpose.
I even liked how they mentioned Orochimaru and Naruto's real goal (He was reminded, finally).
On the bad sides, this bundled episode's battles was over way to fast. They so fearsome enemies were pushovers, and Naruto won once again with the Rasengan... Gets a bit dull.
Overall, I think this episode was alright considering the rest of the fillers so far. We should be happy about the next episodes in January!