Parents' Guide to

The Movies

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Creative, but lots of bad behavior -- teens-up.

Game Windows 2006
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Great for tweens

hell i'd let my kid get it great game!!!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (3):

Players choose how involved they want to be in the script-writing and filming of the movies. Most players will probably want to let the computer do most of the work, but it's fun to play around with the simple, built-in editor that the game offers.

Players shouldn't expect to create anything too realistic -- they are limited to the pre-created (sometimes violent or steamy) scenes the game has, and creating anything longer than two to three minutes becomes tedious. Some players may enjoy going online to share their own movies.

Ultimately, this is a clever idea -- and can encourage some creativity. The game does present a stereotypical Hollywood, however: Celebrities behave badly, and looking good is valued above all else. The Movies is best for teens and above. Hopefully, future installments of the game will allow greater creativity when it comes to making the movies, and put less emphasis on status.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: January 31, 2006
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T for Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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