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Parents' Guide to

Atlantis: Milo's Return

By Jelani Harper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Long on action, short on storyline.

Movie G 2003 70 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+


age 8+

It's ok, characters are less mean spirited

Also, you need to know that this was 3 episodes of the aborted TV show "Team Atlantis" that was cancelled due to the first film doing not as well as expected (though they did rather well compared to some films). These 3 were already finished so they merged them with some additional animation to make a direct to video film. So if you think of it as a TV show, and not so much as a movie, it's rather good, like the first film.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This sequel operates on several levels, with varying degrees of success. The movie is steeped in classical folklore from the Nordic gods to the biblical Leviathan, but the references lack context. Adding to the confusion are three separate adventures with one overriding theme of light conquering darkness (which may be interpreted a variety of ways) -- which makes for sophisticated viewing that may not be appropriate for the movie's intended audience. The movie makes up for its cluttered plot with old-fashioned, unrestrained action.

Younger children may squirm at the intense scenes with hypnosis, summoning of other-worldly spirits, destruction, and end-of-all-there-is Judgment Day talk. Older children may be puzzled at Kida's personal quest to justify the release of Atlantis magic that is in some way responsible for all of the madness -- while restoring her father's good name and faith in mankind. But nearly every child will delight in the thrill of the chase, the rush of action scenes, and the beaming smiles on every face of the final scene's closing shot.

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