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Parent reviews for Mia and the Migoo

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Magical realism adventure promotes family, environmentalism.
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age 6+
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Adult Written bynduns September 7, 2012

An interesting film

This movie is gorgeous, has a generally nice story and a strong role model. Unfortunately, this movie as far as characters are concerned is like Pocahontas with slightly more effort. Mia's a great role model for young girls. She faces all kinds of odds and makes friends with everyone through her kindness and bravery. Unfortunately, that's all there is too her. She's not interesting. She undergoes no character arc, no major changes, she's just herself and that's it. The Migoo suffer from the same problem as Aishling from Secret of Kells: They're very entertaining and could be the best characters in the film but only get about 10-15 minutes worth of screentime. However, while Aishling was well fleshed-out, these guys aren't. The film tries to make them interesting but gives them way too much story and way too little time to work with it. However, what makes this film better than Pocahontas is the father and the son. They are so interesting and it's even better that the film puts most of its focus on them as they were the only people I cared about completely in this movie. There is so much depth to them, they're so relate-able, their relationship is handled so well that I don't understand why they're not the title characters. Clearly this movie is more about them than the little girl and her forest spirit friends! All in all, it's a good film and I do recommend checking it out, just don't set your expectations too high when it comes to the story. This is more worth checking out for its visuals.

This title contains:

Educational Value
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Parent of an infant year old Written bygoodparent_mama August 7, 2012

good review

very good good story

This title contains:

Educational Value
Positive Messages
Parent of a 8 year old Written byNYU mom April 23, 2011

wow - this is a beautiful movie - highly recommend

The animation is simply breathtaking, with visible brushstrokes, like a moving painting. The story has a great moral message about family and also the importance of nature. The main charactrer of Mia is a strong, brave, self-possessed girl, determined but not haughty, a perfect role model. This movie is definitely worth seeing.