Parents' Guide to

Digimon: The Movie

By Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

If you love Digimon, here's more. No surprises.

Movie PG 2001 79 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Dumb anime, dumb movie

While the characters stick with their friends and even help people they barely know, it’s lost in some fairly unrealistic plot lines. What Common Sense fails to mention is the fact that there’s all sorts of merchandise associated with the movie and its parent franchise. One of the Digimon is also a humanoid “sexy” female angel of unrealistic dimensions and revealing attire.
age 8+

Ultimate Digimon!!!

Because the Digimon can evolve.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (9 ):

As any Godzilla fan will attest, these types of monster movies are not without their pleasures, but enjoying them requires that you buy into the fantasy worlds they create. For the unconverted, and for many parents, the movie is likely to induce a state of total confusion.

The movie excels in visual extravagance, and compared to the TV series it has more action and lots of new Digimon characters. However, it fails to build any kind of emotional involvement with the characters, human or otherwise. The protagonists are given little to do other than explain the latest crisis then cheer on their respective Digimon.

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