The Adventures of Petey and Friends

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Repetitive Planes wannabe is dull and dreadful.

NR 2014 72 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 2+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

I Love This Petey & Friends' Adventures Movie!

I Give 5 Stars!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
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age 4+

Senseless, Awful, Inapprpriate

Perhaps the worst “kids” cartoon I’ve ever seen. The animation is poor, the plot is non-existent, the writing is awful, and the messages are convoluted and mostly inappropriate for younger kids. The animation is dull and unrealistic so only smaller kids would enjoy it, but the “plot” is inapprpriate for younger audiences. The main character, “Petey,” is arrogant, selfish, and unwilling to learn, change, or get help from others. The helicopter, Kylie, has a “crush” on Petey which the other planes tease her about, but she “believes” in Petey despite his lack of respect for her or anyone else. The other planes are unwilling to help and openly express their disgust for Petey, which Petey openly returns. Then “rumors” spread that Petey killed his flight buddy, Drake, when Petey changes their flight plan and ran he and Drake right into a storm. Then there’s a 3 minute montage from Kylie’s POV of all the “good” times she’s had with Petey after Petey goes missing when he disobeys orders and goes by himself to search for Drake. Then, in the end, despite all the poor choices and continued arrogance, Petey is presented as the hero! It’s inexplicable. The film is bad. Awful, terrible, bad. The dialogue is unbearable it’s so poorly written. It’s even completely illogical at times as the planes try to convince each other that either Petey or Larry is the best plane. Arguments are settled via contests, or competition, rather than cooperation and teamwork. Avoid this movie at all costs!

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