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Hot Wheels: The Skills to Thrill

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Nothing more than a 45-minute Hot Wheels commercial.

Movie NR 2015 45 minutes
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HOT WHEELS: THE SKILLS TO THRILL only exists to get young kids to nag their parents into buying Hot Wheels cars and the tracks they ride on. The fast-driving, goofy action and puerile humor all serve this end. This goal also explains the satirical hostility to a future of cars that drive themselves. Sure, there would be far fewer fatalities and instances of fender benders, drunk driving, and road rage, but what happens to Hot Wheels products when kids see cars as passive modes of transportation rather than sports cars driven by humans at high speeds?

There really isn't anything of substance to this 45-minute animated feature. For parents savvy to the ways in which products are marketed to kids, watching this will prove an excruciating -- and perhaps depressing -- experience.

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