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Parents need to know that One Piece: Stampede is a riveting anime pirate adventure movie with cartoon violence from start to finish. The movie is part of a hugely popular Japanese franchise that includes a TV series, video games, and Manga comic books, but it can be watched as a standalone film. Pirate Monkey D. Luffy (voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard) and his Straw Hats crew find themselves in the midst of a plot to destroy all pirates, after entering a hunt for some long lost treasure. This results in prolonged fight scenes. Punches and kicks -- often with a fantasy-element such as an oversized fist or flaming kick -- result in blood spatter and facial markings. Although no one is actually killed, characters are seen lying unconscious. Weapons such as swords and canons are also routinely used. But there are also moments of comedic slapstick and one-liners that prevent the movie becoming too intense. In the English dubbed version -- a subtitled version is also available -- the term "bastard" is used a (surprising) number of times, along with "hell," "butt," and "dammit." A number of characters are shown smoking. Smoker (voiced by Greg Dulcie) constantly has two cigars hanging from his mouth. Though there is no sex in the movie, characters do show infatuation for one another -- often in a cartoon like manner with hearts appearing in the characters' eyes. A number of the female characters are also scantily clothed with unattainable bodies -- oversized breasts and tiny waists. With its positive messages about friendship, teamwork, courage, and perseverance, there's much for tweens and early teens to enjoy.
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What's the story?
When the world's most fearless pirates all gather for the Pirate Festival in ONE PIECE: STAMPEDE, the race is on to find Gol D. Roger's lost treasure. The Straw Hats, led by Captain Monkey D. Luffy (voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard) are determined to claim the treasure for themselves. But it quickly emerges that the festival is in fact a plot to wipe out all the world's pirates.
Is it any good?
Even those unfamiliar with the hugely popular Japanese TV, comic book, or gaming series will find much to enjoy in the buccaneering adventure, One Piece: Stampede. The relentless action -- broken up by some amusing slapstick and one-liners -- is well choreographed with enough threat to keep tweens on the edge of the couch but not hiding behind it. The camaraderie between the Straw Hats and Luffy -- their well-rounded and likable leader -- remains genuine and warm.
The movie -- the seventeenth One Piece feature film -- has an abundance of characters outside of Luffy's central crew. While this can make keeping up with the various storylines tricky, each character brings something to the table, be it their own "super power" or comedic relief. A high-seas adventure that will make a big splash with tweens and early teens.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the cartoon violence in One Piece: Stampede. Did you find any of the scenes too extreme for a movie like this? What were the consequences to the violence? What's the impact of media violence on kids?
Discuss the language in the movie. Did it seem out of place for movie like this?
Luffy and the Straw Hats are pirates, but they're also the heroes of the movie. Would you describe them as role models? If so, why?
How did this movie compare to the TV series or comic books?
- In theaters: October 24, 2019
- On DVD or streaming: March 17, 2020
- Cast: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Daman Mills, Mick Wingert
- Director: Takashi Otsuka
- Studio: Funimation
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Topics: Adventures, Friendship, Pirates
- Character strengths: Courage, Perseverance, Teamwork
- Run time: 101 minutes
- MPAA rating: NR
- Last updated: February 24, 2021
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