Bob the Builder: Mega Machines - The Movie

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Positive messages; more suspense, action than past tales.

NR 2017 63 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+
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age 2+

Well loved

We love Bob the Builder in our family, his patience and grace with those he works with are always a wonderful example. This was the first movie we let our son watch when he was almost 3. The part I had most concern with was the character of Conrad, who is a bully and villain. However, the film deals with this and the affect his behaviour has on others. We just talked about the fact that he wasn't very nice and as my son has got older discussed this in more detail. There is more action, danger and suspense than in the series that could cause worry but we found this added to the excitement and drama. After watching it a few times my son started crying at the part when Scoop is sad because he has lost all his friends and there is emotive music playing. We were able to talk through this and I saw it as a positive that he was able to empathise. All in all, a great story with characters that are great role models and negative behaviour is dealt with in the script.

This title has:

Great messages
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