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Jungle Master

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Forgettable animated adventure has lots of violence, peril.

Movie PG 2013 90 minutes
Jungle Master

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This tepid animated adventure offers more questions than answers. What will the evil entrepreneur Boss Cain do with the harvested DNA? Jungle Master doesn't trouble itself with such details. As the movie's worst of several villains, he keeps shouting he's just trying to save the world, but we suspect that someone that cruel and power-hungry has other motives. We just don't know what they are, other than putting the film's heroes in jeopardy. The muddy motives take the air out of this wobbly, routine, by-the-numbers cartoon. Characters talk aloud to themselves to provide a running narrative of what they're thinking and doing, the kind of information that a better script and a defter creative team could've found a way to convey wordlessly. "Thank goodness I was able to get away from him!" Rainie says to no one as she temporarily evades an enemy.

The main premise is pretty shaky, too. Forgetting a birthday is one thing, but the action begins when a mother doesn't even call home -- all night! -- to let her 12-year-old know she isn't coming home from work. That's the scariest thing about the movie.

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