Forbidden Planet

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Classic '50s sci-fi flick is campy fun.

NR 1956 98 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 13+

Not just a harmless cult movie for us...

This may be a famous cult movie but its not appropriate for young kids as it has some pretty awful messages about women deserving whatever they get if they look beautiful and wear certain clothes around men. I turned the movie off. My kids need positive messages about consent culture, not a reinforcement of a culture women are still fighting 60 years later. It might be okay for older kids but only if you are prepared to talk to them about the subject. It just wasn't a fun movie.

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Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.
age 7+

A bit boring

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