Synopsis- Professor Layton has solved many cases, but when a deadly game with the prize of Eternal Life comes he must solve the case before it's all to late.
Leading the film is voice actor Christopher Robin Miller (who also voices the character in the game) as Professor Hershel Layton, an avid puzzle solver/Professor from London. Sidekick Luke Triton voiced by Maria Darling (same for the games), is Layton's young "Apprentice number one" as Luke refers to himself as. Emma Tate as Emmy Altava a female assistant for Layton who provides a bit of a competition for Luke, Emma Tate also voices Janice, a famed opera singer who requested Layton to assist her in an odd occurrence.
The film is a really fun adventure with mystery on hand, we get to learn more about the characters within the challenges, as well as just try to think about the puzzles getting thrown their way, which may lead to the film's biggest weakness. At times the puzzles feel a bit much like they originally envisioned this as a game, with little to no reason the solutions are explained stopping the story dead until we know how it was solved. Even the final act of the film itself provides multiple plot twists in a single scene, they aren't bad twists, but maybe a little less explanation would've helped make it more compact. In the end though, the adventure starts and never slows down, always making it fun to see how far these characters will go to solve the case.
Say what you will for other videogame films but Professor Layton And The Eternal Diva is a good time not only for gamers, not only for animation fans, not only for mystery fans, but everyone.
Written By Octaviano Macias