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Balto 3: Wings of Change

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Exciting dog sled story has some cartoonish violence.

Movie G 2005 79 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

Too Sexy

The geese...wow. It made me uncomfortable!! My 5yo son didn't seem to mind (or understand) the sexy goose scenes but I felt it was WAY too much. This goose looks like she has breasts, she is massaging the other goose, feeding him seeds, and singing songs saying "I'm the goose with the juice" WHAT JUICE? I don't think she's talking about apple juice! So weird. Most the time they are together he's laying on his back and the female goose is standing over him singing suggestive songs and such. Otherwise this movie is cute. Just these weird goose parts are over the top for the age group this movie is directed at
age 10+

over the top sensuality

over the top sensuality from the female goose. it's totally unnecessary for the story and is making myself and my 8 year old very uncomfortable. it is completely inappropriate for this age group and it is strange that common sense media rates the movie as not sexy. we watched the first 20 minutes and turned it off. thumbs down.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This third installment of the Balto series feels a bit padded here and there with superfluous songs and boy-goose-meets-girl-goose side stories. But the central story of dogs vs. plane is engaging enough to keep everyone in the family interested.

It's a decent mix of action and comic relief, plus enthralling chase scenes and characters learning to do the right thing. Furthermore, as it's set in 1928 Nome, Alaska, BALTO 3: WINGS OF CHANGE also provides an opportunity for families to discuss what day-to-day reality was like for those who lived there back then, and how it contrasts with how we live today.

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