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Parents' Guide to

Jellyfish Eyes

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Japanese artist's fantasy film is disappointing, derivative.

Movie NR 2015 103 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Really just not worth it

It is very much trash and not worth watching. It tried hard to be something that it wasn't and was boring and ripping off pokemon.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

At best, this movie could have been a whimsical tale about a boy and his magical friend, like E.T., but unfortunately, it's a weird, forgettable adventure that's likely to confuse younger viewers. Although a couple of the creatures, particularly the Chee-kama-addicted Kurage-bo and his female friend's wooly giant pal, are sweet and helpful, there's no logic behind how the creatures can look or act. The visual effects are amateurish, as is the cheesy soundtrack, which features a lot of annoying noises and toddler-friendly tunes.

The story itself is predictable and filled with schoolyard conflicts that don't move the action forward. And despite the plot's familiar nature, audiences will find it difficult to truly invest in Masahi beyond a surface interest in what he's lost and in his unique connection with Kurage-bo. Skip this and rewatch E.T. instead.

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