Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Disney villain is de Vilishly delightful, daring, and dark.

PG-13 2021 134 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 51 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 165 reviews

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age 18+

How this can be rated as Okay for kids, is beyond me

Yes, the artistry is good. There are a few funny moments. But for kids?! The movie glorifies evil and vengeful behaviour. There is no redemption. It glamorises vengefulness, it makes getting your own back look like somehow the noble act. The message is that revenge equals reward. There is also a subliminal message that alcohol equals creativity. It makes the devil look glamorous and attractive. To any parents saying this is a suitable movie for kids, I would say, wake up! What kind of role models do you want your kids emulating?
6 people found this helpful.
age 12+

While not the worst Disney remake, it still suffers from many of the same problems.

While not the worst Disney remake, it still suffers from many of the same problems. This is mostly in the changing of villains to make them seem oppressed and innocent. These iconic and evil antagonists shouldn’t be re-written to accommodate modern morales. Disney should stop reusing their old films and instead create new role models for their audience.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
4 people found this helpful.

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