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Axel: The Biggest Little Hero

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Entertaining and inventive adventure; some scary villains.

Movie PG 2014 80 minutes
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A traditional odyssey story is made new again, with creative characters, inventive animation, and humor. Doubtless the PG rating is due to the creepy, crawly army of lizards who appear frequently to remind of the impending danger to the heroes and the Transformer-like king of those lizards. Some viewers may find it a bit of a cheat when the primary story elements are unresolved by the film's end. They'll have to be content with waiting for the two planned sequels. But Axel and Jono are engaging; their relationship is fresh; and the subsidiary characters are original as well. An emphasis on personal growth, confidence, and faith in one's abilities gives the film some added heft.

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