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Parents' Guide to

The Giant King

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Comic animated robot tale has heavy action, crude humor.

Movie PG 2015 104 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Weird, confusing, violent, with poorly-written script

Not worth the time! I think it could've had potential to be a decent movie, but the translation from Thai to English was awful -- with dumb jokes, lots of mumbling "um" and "uh", and boring, uninteresting dialogue. The story was confusing and weird. It was also very violent and disturbing during certain parts. I wish we hadn't wasted our evening watching this! My 10-year-old and 8-year-old boys thought it was weird, but they said they liked the robot characters.

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Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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Imaginative animation and quirky comic characters keep this message-heavy robot movie from combusting during its many explosive, and sometimes too-long, action sequences. An abundance of robots occasionally complicates the plot (at times it may be hard to tell Pinky and Rusty apart), and audiences may not remember which "dreams" belong to which robot. But Melanie and Mychal Simka, the English-speaking adaptors of this movie from Thailand (loosely based on the Sanskrit poem "Ramayana," in which a giant robot wanders in a desert after a great war) have done a nice job with the material they were handed. The jokes and the characters are fresh and culturally relevant to Western audiences; it's a seamless transition. The movie is best for middle-grade-level kids and tweens who like a lot of smash-'em-up bot battles and enjoy some name-calling and a booger joke or two.

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