YMMV / Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

  • Crazy Awesome: Professor Layton flies a helicopter, which he built out of random parts in a shed, up a massive robot. It gets destroyed by the robot, but he jumps off it, pulls himself up to the robot's top, has a swordfight with Descole, using a piece of piping instead of a sword, stops to play an organ, raises a kingdom out of the sea, goes back to fighting, blows up the robot by accident, and gets off completely unscathed.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome:
    • Inspector Grosky gets this in spades. He outruns sharks 2 to 3 times by RUNNING ON WATER, survives an explosion, and still manages to find Layton and the others. Can you say Determinator?
    • Any time Emmy is on screen too.
      • It gets even more awesome when they team up.
    • Luke running up a mobile fortress almost getting killed several times from sharp things flying at him to rescue Janice/Melina.
    • Emmy proves her pure badassery when she kicks a goon right in the nuts, which a split second later as the guy groans in pain, she spin kicks him in the head.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome / Crowning Moment of Awesome:
    • Without spoiling too much, at one point, Layton plays two parts in a three-part harmony at the same time. If that's not a musical CMoA, this is not a world worth living in.
    • Nana Mizuki is Janice's seiyuu. In the movie (especially the end credits song) she shows an impressive vocal range, even if the songs all do have the same basic tune.
    • The Remix of Descole's theme.
    • Luke finally gets his own Leitmotif, and wow did that boy earn it.
  • Tear Jerker: Melina's final farewell at the end.
  • Video-Game Movies Suck: Inverted. IGN (who gave it a 7/10) called it one of the first good video game movies.
    • It helps that this movie is a) part of the series canon and therefore b) was written by the writer behind the games.