Smallfoot

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Fun, feel-good animated musical offers positive messages.

PG 2018 96 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 58 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 35 reviews

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How Did The Official Common Sense Review Completely Miss The Mark?

Listen, I love most Disney films. I'm no super-conservative "worldly movie hater." I love silly cartoons. I was excited to watch a new movie with my 3 year old son, so I bought this on iTunes. The beginning of the movie establishes that there is a tribe of Yetis with one mantra -- you must follow a group of rules written on stones...or else be banished. (obvious parallel to the 10 Commandments) They then detail the rules on the stones...and every rule is completely silly and over-the-top. (They are clearly commenting on religion in general) The leader of the Yetis tries to discredit anyone who questions the rules and banishes if they don't agree to stop the questioning. How did Common Sense overlook this? As a side note, the songs are pretty terrible. But here's the main problem...the overall message of this movie isn't even hidden or gently implied in the slightest. They come right out at the beginning and let you know; Religion is bad, stupid, ridiculous...and it hampers a productive society. Everyone should break free from the constraints of religion in the name of progress and truth. Oof. How did you miss this Common Sense Media? It was truly...umm....common sense.

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