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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Bold Eagles involves an eagle egg separated from its mother that then hatches and searches to be reconnected to her. There's a bad character who states clearly her plans to capture every endangered animal and kill it, stuff it, and sell it. A high-speed chase sends a truck toppling over and caged animals spilling out, with an eagle who appears to be dead but is OK. Some scenes deal with the baby eagle not recognizing or wanting to be with her "real mommy." Overall a pro-environmental message with lots of teamwork and noble goals.
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Is it any good?
There's some nice-looking animation here, and loads of positive messages about protecting the environment, not littering, and keeping animals safe. BOLD EAGLES is a Norwegian film with English audio overdubbed. The names on the car and some signage don't match up with the English being spoken, but overall it's pretty seamless. However, parents may want to explain one character who's rather overzealous in her plans to kill and stuff the animals to turn a profit; animals in cages; a baby eagle separated from her mother; and an emotional scene in which the eagle doesn't recognize her own mother or want to go with her. This movie is better for slightly older kids.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about endangered animals. What animals are endangered in your area? What can we do to help endangered species?
Why would someone want to stuff animals for sale? Do you think that should be allowed? Why, or why not?
What could the daughter have done to show her disagreement with her mother's plans to hurt the animals? Would it have worked? Why, or why not?
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