Stitch! The Movie

Movie review by
Lori Silberman ..., Common Sense Media
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Girl teams with lively alien in uninspired sequel.
  • G
  • 2003
  • 64 minutes

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age 8+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Evil aliens, cruel children.

Violence & Scariness

Good and evil characters battle it out in laser-like format, Stitch is nearly cut in half.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while this movie isn't particularly scary or violent for young children, there are some scenes that may disturb the youngest set, particularly toward the end, when evil characters nearly cut Stich in two and threaten to teleport Hawaiian earth girl Lilo to another realm. There is also a scene when Lilo learns that a group of girls have excluded her from a camp-out, calling her a "liar" and Lilo and Stitch "total freaks." On the other hand, the film emphasizes the "one of a kind" traits that make each character unique and Lilo waxes eloquently about her "family," even when its members may come from another planet!

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDexterSmith April 9, 2008

OK movie, not as good as the first

Sexual Content (Not an Issue): None. Violence (Not an Issue): Some cartoony action. Language (Not an Issue): None. Social Behavior (Pause): Myrtle and her frien... Continue reading
Adult Written byG3 April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byMarco5B May 17, 2014
Kid, 8 years old June 28, 2015

What's the story?

In this installment of the series, Lilo, a Hawaiian earth girl who has been snubbed by her peers, and Stitch, an energetic alien who also has his share of mishaps with the island natives, team up to save Dr. Jumba and Stitch's 625 other "cousins" -- science experiments brought to earth by Jumba -- from the evil Dr. Gantu. Their mission is eventually to find homes for them all (a launching pad for the TV series Lilo & Stitch).

Is it any good?

The plot can be difficult to follow if one hasn't seen the original Lilo & Stitch, and much of it may be incomprehensible to young children. While the film's promotional line reads "Stitch was Experiment 626...Meet the Other 625," it really on focuses on only two of his "cousins," -- a troublemaker who causes power surges on the island -- and a character more focused on sandwich-making than anything else.

While this film purports to be about science experiments, it does little to indulge the curiosity of young minds. Instead, STITCH! THE MOVIE merely presents a slightly different spin on the age-old battle between good and bad characters. Some children, more likely grade-schoolers who enjoy watching cartoon characters battle it out, will enjoy this film, but few adults will find it engaging. With the film running just under an hour without the credits, parents will fortunately find that the time passes quickly.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether people who are not related to each other can still be close, and show loyalty toward one another. How would they handle being teased by children who would only want to associate with people who looked or acted like them?

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