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Parents' Guide to

Phantom of the Megaplex

By Rich Phippen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Mildly creepy Disney TV movie has some positive themes.

Movie NR 2000 89 minutes
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Based (very) loosely on The Phantom of the Opera, this straight-to-TV Disney movie, with its limited budget, but surprisingly decent cast, is actually rather watchable. Handley proves to be an engaging lead, and while most of the adults are phoning it in, he and his supporting cast of teens and tweens make the most of their screen time. Young Smith is given a little more than he's perhaps capable of dealing with, although his scenes with veteran actor Mickey Rooney do shine.

But beyond that, it's ultimately rather lightweight. While it celebrates movie-going culture and features positive messages about working hard and looking after family, it's over-reliant on slapstick comedy and a Scooby-Doo-style "whodunit" plot. It's family friendly and fun, but is also entirely forgettable.

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