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A Martian Christmas

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Outer space holiday cartoon beams mixed messages.

Movie NR 2009 45 minutes
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Unfortunately the build-up to the main part of the story -- the journey to Earth -- takes so long and is packed with so much backstory that kids and even adults might get lost, or just bored. Once the trip begins, things pick up and it's sort of interesting to see humans and Christmas from outsiders' eyes. The main character Kip is generally appealing, and the storyline has some originality to it. But the mixed messages around violence, consequences, and stereotypes make this a movie to pass over in favor of better choices.

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