A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Kids can imagine their own superpowers and how these might impact their real lives or interactions with peers. The film could raise comparisons to the series and what each format can do differently. Set in Paris, the story might open up discussion of differences between European cities and other places. One teen character wants to be a journalist and talks about the demands of the profession.
Confidence comes from believing in yourself. Courage stems from facing your fears, which are a more serious enemy than failure. Love is more powerful than death. Girls can do whatever boys can do, and sometimes better.Teenagers need their parents as well as their independence.
Positive Role Models
Marinette, much loved by her parents, comes out of her shell and learns not just courage but also how to stand up for herself. She and Adrien learn the value of teamwork ("stronger together") when they join forces as Ladybug and Cat Noir. Chloé is a spoiled teen who bullies others. Driven by grief, Gabriel causes much harm and leaves his son feeling abandoned.
The film is set in Paris. The main character, Marinette, has a Chinese mother. The powerful and wise guardian of the spirits, Wang Fu, is also of Asian heritage. There are additional animated characters of color in the film, including a teen friend and most of the seamstresses in a fashion showroom. A spoiled blond teen bully, whose last name is Bourgeois and whose dad is the mayor, wears cashmere and doesn't consume carbs or fat.
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Violence & Scariness
A teen has lost his mother and is virtually abandoned by his father, who can't overcome his grief. Another teen is bullied at school. Cartoon violence includes threats to kids. There are falls, fights, explosions, fires, shootings, crashes (cars, trains, and runaway rollercoasters), potentially frightening creatures and villains, and a near drowning. Paris and the Eiffel Tower are destroyed then restored.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Teenagers have crushes on each other and nearly kiss.
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"Hell," "butt," "weird." Potty humor.
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Products & Purchases
The Miraculous series, app, merchandise, and brand.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie, based on the French TV series, has scenes of significant animated violence that involve kids in danger. Parisian teens Marinette (voiced by Cristina Vee) and Adrien (Bryce Papenbrook), who live double lives as superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir, must save their city from dangerous villains. The action is more intense than the TV series and includes falls, fights, explosions, fires, shootings, crashes (cars, trains, and runaway rollercoasters), potentially frightening creatures and villains, and a near drowning. Teens have crushes on each other and nearly kiss. Language includes "hell," "butt," "weird," and some potty humor. In their real lives, the main characters also deal with emotionally difficult situations -- one has lost his mother and is virtually abandoned by his grieving father, and the other is being bullied at school. They learn that confidence comes from believing in yourself, courage stems from facing your fears, and love is more powerful than death. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of the French series might nitpick some of the finer details of this version, but the film is generally loyal to the original and, what's more, it's good fun. The heroic adventures of two Parisian teenagers are set to music in Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie, and the characters look a little different than in the series. But Paris is rendered in loving detail, and shy Marinette is made even more of a hero in this telling, coming often to Cat Noir's rescue. It would be hard not to root for her transformation into a confident high schooler thanks to her superpowers, and the pair's love story is endearing.
The human elements offer a counterbalance to their wild battles with wacky supervillains and their Master Shifu-like guardian. More of the stars' unmasked life would have added narrative depth to balance the action sequences. The film has some surprises in store for its characters and ends with a clear hint at a sequel. Miraculous is goofy and it knows it, and that's a big part of its appeal.
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