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The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sequel teaches lessons on responsibility, cycle of life.

Movie G 2002 73 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Scarier than posting described.

The overall storyline of this movie is fine and appropriate for children. However, I disagree with the description of the movie. Based on the vague description of Minimal violence or scary scenes and no language I let my preschooler watch. It was a bit intense with constant sense of threat and danger by other dinosaurs. Further, the “scary” dinosaurs were a bit aggressive (e.g., hanging other dinosaurs over a cliff, name calling, threatening behaviors). Overall, just wish the description was more accurate. Would recommend watching first and making your own decision.

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Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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The second movie from The Land Before Time franchise, THE GREAT VALLEY ADVENTURE is an entertaining movie for young kids that also imparts valuable lessons. It teaches about the cycle of life, the responsibility involved in taking care of living things, and the importance of allowing wild animals to follow their biological imperatives. In addition to the overall message, there is plenty of action to keep everyone engaged.

While nothing like the dinosaurs in, say, Jurassic Park, some of the dinosaurs might be too scary for younger audiences. For some parents, the screaming of the dinosaur children might induce headaches; besides this, the only real serious flaw in the movie is the sense that the child actors voicing the dinosaurs were given a little too much leeway to the point where many of them sound rather annoying instead of cute or childlike. But, overall, this is an enjoyable movie with some important lessons to impart.

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