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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Characters are firmly rooted in early-1960s stereotypes: Dad goes to work, Mom is a genial housewife, their son plays ball, and their daughter listens to the latest pop music as she searches for the perfect boyfriend.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film's characters are firmly rooted in early-1960s stereotypes: Dad goes to work, Mom is a genial housewife, their son plays ball, and their daughter listens to the latest pop music as she searches for the perfect boyfriend. Despite the dated characters, the movie addresses modern themes of tolerance, working together, and environmentalism. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
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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