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Galaxy Buck: Mission to Sector 9

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

More overtly religious than VeggieTales and less fun.

Movie NR 2015 40 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

My children loved it

It was great to find a movie that's funny (even for adults!) with such a positive message.
age 5+

We liked it.

If you grew up with Thunderbirds and, of course, StarTrek, you will see the funny side of this video. We have used it with our Boys Club aged 5-8 and they loved it. It is an overtly Christian themed storyline that is well written and witty. There are lots of points within the story to bring out discussions and ideas. Unless you disagree with the views expressed in this video it is difficult to see what's not to like. We can't wait for the next mission.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Unlike so many clever VeggieTales stories, this movie recites religious rhetoric but doesn't engage kids. Galaxy Buck is kind of a hopeless dope, which may keep some kids from relating to the challenges faced by this "hero." The film amusingly echoes some of the hokier aspects of cheap 1950s space movies, but some fans of his far subtler VeggieTales may be disappointed by the blatant Jesus talk. Upending the message of the movie, Buck ultimately achieves his dream of being a pilot despite having been told God wants him to give up his ambitions and dreams and replace them with God’s plan. It sure looks as if Buck succeeded through hard work and persistence. On the other hand, the overarching message here is "help people who need help," and that sounds like advice anyone could use.

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