Transformers-like Scene is Violent and Unexpected
The movie was all cute, a bit like Alvin and the Chipmunks meets Spy Kids. All was well until the last 30 minutes or so when the viewers are thrust into a drawn-out, intense, transformers-like scene where one of the animal characters (the mastermind) controls a Transformers-like entity, destroying the environment on all fronts-- lots of crashing, striking and burning. My 9 year old is a bit sensitive to these types of scenes but I didn't not foresee how upsetting this would be to him. Even I felt on pins and needles watching monster machines violently tearing up everything, and my boy had trouble falling asleep. It was TOTALLY unexpected after watching cuteness with moderate action for the majority of the film. My husband too was shocked by the intensity shift. There is one earlier scene that might be difficult for younger, sensitive types... When a nano-rigged coffee-makers turns violent and crashes through a store-window to attack on-lookers. It is however a short scene. (The later violent scene includes chaos caused by appliances world-wide turning violent in retail stores, in addition to the "transformer" entity driven by the "master mind" mole.) Personally, I just think the intensity and such destructive display was ill-placed and unnecessary to make this movie entertaining and given the younger audience. Massive destruction of things/environment with people and animals running in fear in all directions can be equally "violent" or more so, as beings attacking each other. CAUTION.