Parents' Guide to

Hilda and the Mountain King

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fantasy-adventure takes a dark turn into troll territory.

Movie NR 2021 85 minutes
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This compelling fantasy-adventure has all the charm and whimsy fans of the graphic-novel series and TV show will expect, but be prepared for some scariness and real sadness, too. The biggest themes in Hilda and the Mountain King are mother-child separation, and the power of a mother's love even when you can't be together. The scary trolls in their dark world of gloomy gray colors are balanced and nicely contrasted by the bright colors of the town and its people. The sadness and anguish are also balanced with plenty of humor, furry friends, and the happiness that comes from being able to run wild and free. And it all comes to a safe resolution with the ending that tugs at the heartstrings.

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