Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Visually stunning but scary fantasy for older tweens and up.

PG-13 2009 79 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 34 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 134 reviews

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age 10+

Great Philosophical Kids Movie

This movie was fantastic. It deals with mature subject matter like the existential threat of misused technology and a government more concerned with power and war than the welfare of its citizens. It explores the Jungian concept of the archetypes of the human mind by having characters represent individual pieces of a human souls and as such are representation of the various different characters which war within our own minds. While it is mature in its context it also deals with very serious topics which children should be aware of. Like what type of person do they want to be? Sure there are characters which represent our baser emotions, but there are also characters which espouse our greatest virtues. Children often struggle the most with these warring emotions within us which both want to share with our friends while wearing with their own desire to be jealous and not share. We all experience these emotions, even our children and as parents a movie like this really offers a great platform to delve into these issues with your children as they struggle to determine who they would want to be. What aspects of the soul, represented by the characters in this movie do they want to emulate, who do they respect and admire? So is it mature? Yes to some extent and it is a little scary at times, but it also very much asks us what aspects of ourselves do we want to be in power and the movie makes those choices have real consequences. But in the end despite it all there is hope.

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age 13+

9 is my new lucky number

9 is awsoume. The Fabrication Machine is one of the best villains I've seen in my life. If 9 was release on the Switch, I'll get it! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love fantasy and animation

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