Pets United

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Animated pet tale falls flat; violence, mild language.

NR 2020 89 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 22 reviews

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age 7+

Modern Utopian Kids Film

Pets United is a utopian world film, with a tremendous final message that "utopian worlds" are not sound, and rather nature and our world are much better. The movie also shows stray (or alone) vs. family as a theme. In the end, the family wins out. There were a lot of jokes and humor in the movie, too, that kept the kid's attention. Though the overarching message is good, there are moments throughout the film that are not that great. For example, there is a lot of potty humor throughout the film. It even opens up with a dog pooping in the street and a robot sucking it up. There are also moments of destruction, violence, and enslavement. The robots destroy areas of the city and clash with the dogs in a few scenes that younger viewers may find scary. Furthermore, the robot leader enslaves or imprisons its creator, which is revealed in the film's last quarter.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 6+

My kids liked it, why?

Kids 7 and Six years old. This is a low budget, bad animation with little storyline. It was so boring that I feel asleep and wife was on her phone. Lots of other movies moments reference or a worse scene taken from. Music a little out of place, plot holes oh my goodness, don't try to count. I had high hopes for an opponent when the SPOILERS dinosaur toys attacked, they where kicked and thrown and came back like nothing, then a few moments later a nerf ball short from a toy gun took them out. Kids smiled so it was worth the view, but it pains me to think about.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

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