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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

By Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Good, clean, tiny fun.

Movie PG 2002 75 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

I love this movie! It is funny and sweet and better than the first. Good role models like when a boy tries to kiss a girl without permission and she stands up to him. Everyone should watch this movie it is really good!
age 11+

reviewing just to comment on product placement

I just wanted to correct CSM's "consumerism" rating--this movie has more product placement than any I've seen. Trix cereal, Lays potato chips, Del Monte canned goods, Hot Wheels cars, etc, etc, etc. It was a fine movie to fulfill our pandemic-shutdown need for dumb funny movies. I was pleased with the girl's response to the unwanted kiss.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This continuation of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids will appeal mostly to a young audience. It's solid entertainment for school kids with plenty of fun and good values. Sophisticated special effects, a clean, inoffensive script, and well-paced action make the third Honey a charm.

This movie offers pre-teens a titillating premise: How do you spend the weekend when your parents disappear? If you're a girl, invite some friends over, turn on the bubble machine, and play Truth or Dare. If you're a boy, read Sports Illustrated and make a chili-spewing volcano. The bonus here is seeing the carnage unfold from the shrunken parents' peculiar vantage points. They're tiny, they're in danger of being eaten, but they have their fun, too. There are good, easily digestible lessons here: help each other; don't let bullies take advantage of you; and appreciate your parents, even if they're smaller than you are -- much smaller. Hugs at the end and restored family harmony can apparently only be wrought by a gizmo that shrinks things.

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