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Grimcutty

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Horror violence, scenes of self-harm in tale of evil meme.

Movie NR 2022 101 minutes
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age 15+

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age 15+

Grimcutty

Actually wasn't near as bad as I thought it was going to be really stunning effects in this movie and cool storyline found it very interesting definitely recommend alot of parents will find this movie not suitable for children tho lol

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Kids say (4 ):

There's a thoughtful if unoriginal message here that's diluted by cheesy horror movie conventions. Grimcutty has a lot to say about the issues of technology, particularly it's impact on teens, but also on the relationships between parents and teens. What heavy metal, rap music, and "just say no" were for teens and parents in the 1980s, the internet, smartphones, and social media are the driving forces behind some real problems and some overwrought hysteria now, and, as ever, it's not easy for parents to tell the difference. Enter Grimcutty, a giant monster borne out of the internet and internet hysteria, a giant monster that only the kids can see -- a monster that parents cannot see but can only react to.

One of the problems is that the monster looks too goofy to be taken seriously. It looks more like a rejected Tim Burton monster than anything truly horrific. Instead of scares, it induces giggles. Another problem is that the movie isn't saying anything parents and teens haven't already figured out by now about the perils of modern technology. And if they hadn't figured that out on their own, there have already been plenty of Black Mirror episodes to provide plenty to worry about. Yes, parents and kids need to be mindful of the problems that can arise with technology and especially with the mental and emotional well-being of teens, but this goofy-looking monster and uneven story aren't the best vehicles to deliver that message.

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