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:
    • For the movie itself; not only can the audience solve the formal puzzles set for the characters along with them, but most of those scenes use remixes of the puzzle themes from the games. The music even marks the time limit for the first two!
    • 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.