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Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

New characters, fierce action in colorful anime adventure.

Movie NR 2015 76 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Decent film but not impressive like other entries

I personally know more female fans of this than males and Pokemon always had a solid female fanbase since it's debut. And as a long time fan from the beginning of the hype, I must say that this film is part of the quality spiral that has plagued the newer entries since Kyurem and the Sword of Justice came out in 2012. That being said, this film wasn't quite as bad and it's the best of the XY movies. But it's like the movie relies on colors and pretty visuals and it's easy to miss the story line because of so much going on in the background. Like if you blink you will miss seeing Pikachu's tail grazed by Yveltal's attack that results in about 10 seconds of unconvincing grieving of the mascots death until Xerneas brings new everyone back to life. There's characters that are stone for several minutes, yes, but Pikachu turns to stone and back again in the course of a few seconds to where you can't be sad because he's back before you can shed a tear. It has its good points like encouraging and emphasizing the fact that telling the truth is good and lying is bad as well as friendship and the power of caring for others. There's also some funny parts as Diancie "doesn't get out much" and is easily deceived by obviously shady characters and takes such encounters of being tricked with a bright and chipper attitude with is pretty funny. The jokes are mostly clean and the characters that are stone for long periods are ones kids don't really care about typically. It's not horrible but it can be forgettable because it isn't bad but it doesn't have lasting appeal or anything memorable other than Pikachu dies for 10-20 seconds and gets brought back by Xerneas. I would pass it unless your kids REALLY love Pokemon as there's far better movies to watch in the series.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The bright, colorful anime that is Pokemon finds Ash, Pikachu, and company on a typical dangerous quest. This time, however, in a straightforward effort to create more "girl appeal," the Princess Diancie is introduced. Sweet, sensitive Diancie cries a lot but finds her courage, purpose, and power as she embarks on a journey to save her countrymen. Boys have been targeted, too. The action sequences, particularly the final one, which goes on and on and on, is flashy and compelling as a hefty crowd of regular characters and an entire forest are nearly destroyed. It's likely too violent for younger kids, especially when the fate of the beloved Pikachu is unknown. The new characters introduced in this adventure, particularly the dueling Xerneas and Yveltal, are dynamic and beautifully drawn and will be hard for fans to resist.

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