Digimon - The Movie Reviews
Also very short at 80min. It feels especially rushed because the movie is divided into 2 main acts (the backstory and the present-day) The first act is far superior to the 2nd. I almost wish they carried the dark tone and dialogue from the first for the whole movie and pushed the 2nd into a separate film. It would have drastically improved character development as well, seeing that characters from the first act aren't even in the second. Kari and and Willis are the only carryovers, and as a result, are the strongest characters in the film.
Critically this movie doesn't offer a lot the animation isn't anything special, the plot isn't very original, and a lot of the dialog is corny.
However this movie is not a complete loss. The soundtrack is a whole lot better than any other 1990s Saturday mourning TV-show based movie. There are some actual lines in the movie that are hilarious. The villain in the second part is one of my favorite childhood bad guys. Last, but not at all least, this movie is exiting and parents can expect not to fall asleep.
This is one of my personal favorite movies, based mostly on nostalgic value, and I would suggest it to those who loved the series as kids and to those with kids. It's definitely a more entertaining alternative to Dora the Explorer.