Parents' Guide to

Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Essentially an hour-long commercial for the card game.

Movie NR 2011 60 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

age 8+

Movie is too short

Pretty good movie but too short. I seen it in subtitles and it does have mild language if you watch it in subtitles Japanese language. It's really only for serious fans of the the franchise as a whole. It's better than the first one but inferior to the most recent one.

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This is essentially an hour-long commerical for the trading card game. The story itself is needlessly confusing and nearly impossible to follow, unless you're a superfan aware of all the many details of the characters and of the game itself. Even the battle scenes feel less like a story and more like directions on how to play the game. That said, only the most diehard fans of the Manga series will find much to appreciate in this one.

Characters have accents (British, West Coast surfer) for no clear reason. Voiceovers attempting to provide context and clarity only muddle the already muddled storyline even further. For families wary of commercials masquerading as children's entertainment, the infomercial feel of Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time coupled with the confusing storyline make it difficult to enjoy on any level.

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