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Monster High: The Movie

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Live-action monster teens face peril, appreciate diversity.

Movie NR 2022 88 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 7+

LOVE IT! Crowd Pleaser With Great Messages and Super Catchy Tunes

Fantastic film! The whole family loved it -- my 8 year old, 12 year old, a couple 30-40 somthing parents and even the grandparents! The music, the characters, the relationships, and the theme are all so fun and they teach a lot of great lessons. I read reviews first and noticed most bad reviews are from prior Monster High fans that say these characters are different from the old but we had no clue about that and are new Monster High lovers!! You know it's good when I've watched it with my kids 3x and am not yet annoyed by the non-stop songs on repeat on our Sonos. lol
age 6+

Great movie, a must see!

This movie is very family friendly and fun. I have enjoyed the movie and would watch again.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (10 ):

This film will appeal to tweens and younger fans of the monster dolls who will likely appreciate the costuming rather than find it a distraction from the sweet relationships at the story's core. In the vein of Disney's popular Zombies films, Monster High: The Movie lets characters work out typical teen angst and identity issues under the guise of fantasy figures from the monster world. These allow for some pretty great puns ("she's got mummy issues," the "ghouls" become "beasties"), and a few pokes at teenage behavior (Frankie struggles to make friends via social media while others communicate solely via their coffin-shaped cell phones, and even vampires have to deal with overbearing parents).

Despite the characters' monster "identities," their get-ups (the boys' costumes and powers are especially weak), and their overly staged song-and-dance numbers, they just want what humans want: to fit in and feel free and loved in their skin. A brief epilogue hints that a sequel is in the works.

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