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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
This film is intended to entertain, not educate.
Somewhere in this mess is an argument for believing in yourself, but finding this message isn't easy.
Positive Role Models
The child magicians believe in something called "Kid Power," and are willing to do what it takes to defend the Dream Zone from evil.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoonish violence. Two lizard-looking creatures fall from a great distance and land on their heads. A character is rescued from the mouth of a dragon. Characters throw punches and kick each other, sending each other hurling into the walls of caves. Soldiers are shown falling to the ground after being infected with some curse.
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Childish taunting. Two kids call another kid a "sissy" and a "scaredy cat."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that not only does Kiara the Brave have nothing to do with the Pixar film Brave, it is also a confusing and dull film of subpar animation. Your children would be less confused reading James Joyce's Ulysses than they would be trying to sit through this. There is some cartoon violence -- characters fighting with fists, feet, and sorcery to save a land called "Dream Zone." Also, a pair of dragons sing a duet (one sings, the other raps) about "dung sauce." This really makes no sense; avoid it. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
In the words of '80's humorist and movie reviewer Joe-Bob Briggs, KIARA THE BRAVE has "no plot to get in the way of the story." Talking planets, an old wizard, a king with an evil brother in a rival kingdom, two talking lizards, dragons fond of singing about "dung sauce," and a girl named Kiara who joins with her fellow students at a sorcery school (sound familiar?) to battle evil. Something like that. Combine this with subpar animation and you get something that is so boring and confusing, it's pretty much unwatchable.
Evidently, the packaging prominently features the word "Brave" in the hopes that people will think this has something to do with the Pixar film Brave. It doesn't. At all.
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