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Parents' Guide to

Aqua Tales

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Confusing animated film has iffy humor, cartoonish violence.

Movie PG 2014 73 minutes
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AQUA TALES, as a computer-animated movie made in Spain and India, is both hard to follow and seems to have aspects to it that are lost in translation. The health benefits of eating fish are expounded upon frequently, and the results of what would happen if all the fish disappeared is shown, but oddly enough, there isn't any discussion about the effects of overfishing, or what happens if people eat too much fish. There are several instances of inappropriate humor -- a dog is shown urinating on a robot, the newscaster's name is "I.P. Daily," and a young girl yells, "Let's get the hell out of here!"

With all of this taken into consideration, it's difficult to determine just what the overall message is supposed to be. Fish are important to the ecological balance, so eat them as often as possible? It's hard to say, especially with such a difficult-to-follow storyline and characters who aren't especially memorable. The animation isn't bad, but the overall takeaway is one of confusion.

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