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Digimon: The Movie

Digimon: The Movie (2000)

October. 06,2000
| Fantasy Animation Science Fiction Family

When a powerful new Internet Digimon hatches and begins to consume data at an alarming rate, the Digidestined - kids chosen to save the digital world - must put an end to the destruction before the damage becomes irreversible and worldwide communication halts forever. As computer-based missiles are launched, and a wayward Digimon kidnaps the Digidestined, only the combined efforts of a worldwide network of kids and a new group of "Digidestined" can rescue the others and stop global disaster.


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When I was a kid, I used to watch the Digimon TV series and I loved it. There were unique creatures such as Agumon, Gatomon, Tokomon and characters such as Tai, Sora, Izzy, TK, Mimi, Matt, and Joe. All was peaches and cream until Digimon the Movie came out 12 years ago. This film is actually a failed English dub of not one, not two, but THREE original Japanese Digimon movies! This film started with an obnoxious short featuring... Amanda Avocado? Anna Artichoke? Angelica Alligator? Oh! I remember now! Alexandra Alabama! No? Oh, Angela Anaconda! Okay, I don't like Angela Anaconda, but I don't dislike her either. However, don't you think it's weird for Digimon the Movie to start with Angela Anaconda and her friends going to see the movie? What's next, the Cast of Fairly Odd Parents rushing in to see Fred the Movie? Okay, I'll get on with the movie. What would be a bad way to start off the movie with? a god-awful rap version of the Digimon theme song perhaps? Pretty much.Like I said, this movie is a combination of the first three Digimon movies that came out in Japan. The first part is Digimon Adventure(Not to be confused with the Japanese name for the Digimon TV series), where Tai and his baby sister Kari meet a newly born Koromon. Through the course of this part, Koromon digivolves into Agumon and during the battle against Parrotmon, he transforms into a kick-butt Greymon, leading to a draw between Parrotmon and Greymon as they disappear back into the Digital World. Uh... Was that face-sucking scene necessary? That signifies either Koromon's friendly greeting or the fact that Koromon is trying to eat Tai and Kari's faces off like that Demon Mask in Inuyasha.The second part is Digimon Adventure: Our War Game. This part involves this crazy Digimon named Apocalymon who makes all the electronics go haywire, only to be defeated by Omnimon in the end. The subplot involves Tai trying to send an apology e-mail to Sora but is unable to due to Apocalymon taking over his computer. However, in the end, Sora finally receives Tai's apology e-mail after the electronics return to normal. And for what, Tai vomiting in Sora's hat? That would be disgusting, but that's not something even I would hold a grudge against.The third and final part of the movie is Digimon Adventure 02: Hurricane Touchdown. This time, it involves the main heroes from Digimon Adventure 02(Which is part of the English version of Digimon) battling against a corrupted Digimon named Kokomon and ends it all in one of the most strangest and bizarre endings ever seen. Is it really necessary for a Smash Mouth song to be played at the end?And that's the whole movie for you. How was it you might ask? HORRENDOUS! The English version has destroyed Digimon with the character inconsistencies, corny jokes you'll only hear in pre-1980's Hannah-Barbera Cartoons, an awkward soundtrack, and the Angola Alamo short! Wait, did I say "Angola Alamo", I meant to say Angela Anaconda. On the hand, the animation was kind of nice for a bad English version of three original Japanese Digimon movies combined.This movie is so awful and stupid it's like having 4kids TV editing three original Japanese One Piece movies to make One Piece: The Movie featuring the same character inconsistencies, the same jokes from pre-1980's Hannah-Barbera cartoons, songs by the Black Eye Peas, Hannah Montana, The Jonas Brothers, Justin Beiber, The Cast of High School Musical, and Victorious mixed together with the crappy One Piece rap from the 4Kids TV version of One Piece at the beginning, and starting off the movie with the characters from Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bratz, Winx Club, The Cramp Twins, Chaotic, The Back to the Future animated TV series, and Viva Pinata rushing in to see the same movie!And where is Fox Kids now? NOBODY KNOWS! All I can say is that Fox Kids has no right to butcher Digimon with this piece of digi-crap! You know what they say, Quality is better than Quantity. And that's all, digi-folks!

Gavin Cresswell (gavin-thelordofthefu-48-460297)

Aside from watching some episodes from a great anime show called "Pokemon" I saw another show that came out before the later "Yugioh" known as Digimon. When I saw some of the episodes, I actually liked the show along with it's later seasons. It was like a mix between Tron and Pokemon with some great digital devices that can transform little creatures into huge monsters. So, when I heard that 20th Century Fox was going to make a movie out of the show, I saw it and I liked as a kid.As an adult, I still love it and I would consider it also underrated (just like Yugioh The Movie). It's not great by any means, but it's a pretty good film. However, there are some flaws that I might add. First one is the animation. It had some nice colorful backgrounds, but it's editing was somewhat clunky for itself. Second and third are the rushed pacing and it's lack of storytelling (despite it's decent enough premise). I guess they kind of focused the action with the monsters and had little time to develop the characters.On the bright side, it had some very decent characters, some great new digital monsters (Omnimon was my favorite digital monster due to the heart and belief of all the people from their e-mails), some great action, and a great soundtrack (with my favorite being the Digi-Rap). The voice acting for this movie is pretty decent. Not great, but still good.Overall, Digimon The Movie isn't a masterpiece, but not as bad as some say it is. I'm sure younger kids will like it if they can watch the show as well as anybody in the anime manga genre. In short, flawed, but a pretty good movie.


I am an adult now, and this is still one of my favorite movies for many reasons, beyond the obvious nostalgia factor. First and foremost, it's absolutely hilarious. I'm not kidding, it's one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, and I laugh out loud every single time i watch it. The jokes are knee-slappingly cheesy, but genuinely funny. And who doesn't get a kick out of the silly puns? The characters are hilarious, quick-witted, and sarcastic, and the humorous dialogue flows quickly and effortlessly through their conversations, packing as many laughs in as possible. A taste of the fun: "Tai: Hello there, this is Tai. Grandmother: You're selling ties? Tai: No, my name is Tai. I'm looking for Matt or TK. Grandmother: That's a coincidence, those are my Grandkids' names. Tai: Are they there? Grandmother: mmm-hmmm Tai: Right now? Grandmother: mmm-hmmm Tai: Can I talk to them? Grandmother: Oh, I love to talk to them too. They're here visiting. Tai: Please! I need to speak to them right away! Grandma: mmm-hmmm, OK I'll tell them. *hangs up* Kids! Tai: ..." Now that's good old fashioned humor. Also, this movie has an AWESOME soundtrack. Music from Barenaked Ladies, Smashmouth, and more, not to mention the "Digirap", will keep you jamming throughout the show. Any Digimon fan will love this movie. Maybe it's because I'm a bit of a child at heart, but I recommend it to anyone with any sort of vague interest in battling cartoon monsters, or anything else awesome. You will not regret watching this movie.


I was watching this movie today, having not seen it for about two years, and I noticed a LOT more in it this time than when I last saw it: 1. The stunning animation. Not the Americanised, simplistic anime but a prettier and more detailed style. Smoother animation, too.2. The plot - a more developed version of what you get on the series, which is what fans like to see! :) 3. The humour! I have always loved Digimon's humour and it is definitely improved further in this movie.4. The fight scenes are as good as ever! 5. Great soundtrack! (apart from that Digimon Rap thing at the start - it got on my nerves o_O;;)So, overall, this movie is great entertainment. Obviously I recommend this especially to Digimon fans but it also appeals to other audiences. I myself was a Digimon fan about 6 years ago, and hadn't seen it, and when I saw the old videos I have of the series and the movie recently after pulling them out of my shelves I remembered why I liked Digimon so much :D As everyone else has said, beats Pokemon any day! And this is coming from an ex-Pokemon fan too! Maybe the reason it beats Pokemon (apart from the reasons above) is because Digimon shows a lot more human emotion, rather than just fight fight fight pull Brock away from girls and more fighting and getting shiny badges.Three word summary: BIG Digimon adventure