Parents' Guide to

Digimon Adventure tri: Determination

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fine for fans; new viewers may be confused. Some violence.

Movie NR 2017 84 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Digimon are the champions

Yay more Digimon!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Unless viewers are already fans of the series, whether they'll like this teen-centered anime depends on a willingness to start a story in the middle and enjoy it without knowing what's gone before. First-time viewers will have a hard time understanding the movie's basic premise, the origin of its characters, and their continuing ties to one another, as well as the crucial role they play in saving their world. Not to mention the lethal nature of their longstanding enemies. Digimon Adventure tri: Determination spotlights Mimi and Meiko, two of the female DigiDestined, and the studious Joe. They're struggling with personal issues, such as likeability, shyness, competence, and self-worth, all problems typical of other high school franchise characters. The usually spotlighted Tai and Matt, Digimon favorites, are seen only on the fringes of this story. Filmmakers, in attempting to release these films as individual movies, can't escape the episodic underpinnings that come with that territory.

On the plus side, the teen stories are interesting and thoughtful. The cute DigiPartners will appeal to younger kids (though grating voices threaten their charm). And the action sequences are colorful and spirited. So, it's a mixed bag at best.

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