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Parents' Guide to

Jetsons: The Movie

By Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Great visuals, lackluster characters and plot.

Movie G 1990 87 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+


The end is cheesy though.
age 3+

Well I think it was pretty poor compared to the series.

First it was updated to the 80's/90's, they should of left it in the 60's as it was. The music was god awful as were the modern messages regarding fatherhood and do-gooding. The original series was masterfully funny and well done. Had this film been made in the same manner of the 60's series it would of been a hit. The fact that someone from (un)-commonsensemedia wrote a "Warning" regarding the depiction of a NORMAL family is unreal to me. This just cry's agenda! The Jetsons was produced in a better time in what seems a better place. The Frankfurt school indoctrinan-ees have witlessly followed a prescribed ideal and this is the result.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This big-budget makeover of the popular 1960s animated sitcom yields mixed results. The Jetsons have never looked better: The animation is much fuller, and computer-generated backdrops give the story visual appeal that was impossible on the original series' limited budget. Nevertheless, the characters aren't interesting enough to hold kids' attention throughout a feature-length movie, and the humor is too subtle to keep 'em laughing.

Part of the original series' charm was its presentation of an average family in an automated future that still resembled the present day. Unfortunately, very little has been updated from that original premise, and JETSONS: THE MOVIE's characters are firmly rooted in early-1960s stereotypes. The world has changed since then, and many viewers --- young and old --- will find Jetsons: The Movie hopelessly quaint. The movie does have its good points, particularly for younger viewers. The characters are cute and appealing, and the story's gentle tone means parents can let kids watch without fear of potentially traumatizing or frightening moments. The movie's conclusion offers good messages on working together and self-reliance.

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