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MIRACULOUS: LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, THE MOVIE

"Love Makes Us Stronger"

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MIRACULOUS: LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, THE MOVIE is an animated superhero and action adventure movie on Netflix, with songs. Cripplingly shy Marinette and her classmate, endlessly lonely Adrien, transform into the superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir, respectively. They must work together to protect France from the evil supervillain, Hawk Moth, who preys on the emptiness and anger of the people in Paris. Hawk Moth’s superpowers can turn dissatisfied citizens into destructive monsters.

MIRACULOUS: LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, THE MOVIE is visually stunning, with a breathtaking use of lighting, color and music to convey emotion. Also, the story, action and characters are engaging. However, the story sometimes feels rushed and some sequences feel poorly edited. These flaws make some of the action hard to follow. LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, THE MOVIE has a strong moral worldview with redemptive elements. It glorifies love’s power to overcome grief and hate. Also, the two heroes are willing to help and defend one another, despite having their affections rebuffed. The movie has strong action violence, though, and other minor issues. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

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(BB, C, Ro, L, VV, A, D, MM) Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements: Strong moral worldview with emphasis placed on love defeating both hate and grief, love is displayed as the best tool to protect the innocent, teamwork is appreciated, scenes of parental love and provision are frequent, and one strong redemptive scene focuses on forgiveness and love, but there’s some stress placed on emotional love between the two title characters Foul Language: One “h” obscenity and one light profanity Sex: No sex scenes, but romance is frequently seen between the Nudity: No nudity Alcohol Use: Two brief glimpses of wine being consumed Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse: One character is seen smoking, but no drugs; and, Miscellaneous Immorality: Two scenes of disrespect and unkindness toward a parental figure goes unpunished, one character’s sole function in the story is to bully and tyrannize over weaker characters and is never punished for it or reprimanded, and the hero cruelly stoops to bullying the bully with no consequences.

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MIRACULOUS: LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, THE MOVIE is an animated superhero and action-adventure movie on Netflix about teenaged Marinette and her classmate, Adrien, who transform into the superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir, respectively. The two must learn to work together to protect France from the evil supervillain, Hawk Moth, who preys on the emptiness and anger of France’s citizens.

Along the way, Marinette begins to fall for her friend, Adrien, while he begins to have feelings for his partner, Ladybug. The two will have to overcome their complicated feelings to keep Paris safe from Hawk Moth’s victims.

LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, THE MOVIE builds off the success of the animated French television series starring the same popular characters where cripplingly shy Marinette and endlessly lonely Adrien embrace their alter egos to fight Hawk Moth together. Netflix’s movie tries to summarize the series’ story by retelling the origin of superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir, this time as a musical.

Marinette is a socially awkward 14-year-old trying to make it through school without totally embarrassing herself in front of her crush, local business tycoon’s son, Adrien. Adrien, on the other hand, is still trying to remember how to get emotionally close to others since the untimely death of his mother, with no help from his distant father. The two are chosen by mystical beings called Miraculous, who have the ability to grant superhero transformations on people who wear their superpower accessories. They meet all over again as Ladybug and Cat Noir without any idea of one another’s secret identity.

Sadly, Adrien’s father has a very powerful Miraculous of his own which allows him to transform into the villainous Hawk Moth. Hawk Moth is not only after the Ladybug Miraculous and the Cat Noir Miraculous, but his powers can turn dissatisfied citizens into destructive monsters. Ladybug and Cat Noir must combine their abilities to fight the evil threatening Paris and untangle their romantic feelings for one another at the same time.

MIRACULOUS: LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, THE MOVIE is visually stunning in terms of production value, with breathtaking use of lighting, color and music to convey emotion. When Marinette questions her capability, all of France appears blue and dark around her, while the scenes featuring her new friend, Cat Noir, light up gradually to symbolize the confidence-boosting effect he has on her. The action sequences are full of fun, including engaging uses of the superheroes’ gadgets. The main characters are each relatable in a variety of ways, whether or not a viewer can empathize with insecure Marinette or lonely Adrien.

However, the story can feel notably rushed, with very little evidence in the narrative to support sudden character growth, especially for the two main characters. Some sequences, especially in the musical scenes, feel poorly edited, with sudden cuts and poor digital camerawork. This sometimes makes the physical action hard to follow.

MIRACULOUS: LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, THE MOVIE presents a strong moral worldview. The glorification of love’s power over grief and hate is central to the story and character development. The main characters are shown to be willing to help and defend one another even after having their affections rebuffed. A strong sense of family is present in Marinette’s home, where her parents are always shown positively trying to protect her while giving her space. This is contrasted well with Adrien’s home, where his father is absent emotionally, and he’s left to look for love outside his own household.

That said, LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, THE MOVIE has its fair share of superhero violence. Though there’s very little gore, one mime-styled supervillain does point his hand like a gun with invisible bullets aimed at fair goers. Also, the movie’s climactic scene involves an intense battle between father and son, making the violence that much more unpleasant. Some disrespectful scenes between teenagers and parents are present, but never punished or addressed within the narrative. Also, romance is the main topic of the movie, with a superhero who briefly shirks responsibility thanks to a broken heart, and a father who abandons his son and tries to bring about suffering after the loss of his wife. Kissing, two examples of foul language, brief smoking, and brief glimpses of wine are all present.

For all these reasons, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.