The Legend of Hallowaiian

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

age 8+

Animated tale mixes mild scariness with Hawaiian lore.

PG 2018 82 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 18+

Hallowaiian is the best movie ever and deserves a grammy.

This movie discusses complex themes of growing up, nihilism, and impermanence in everything. From the graphics, to the voice actors, to the lines themselves, this movie carried such a deep meaning and had multiple instances of symbolism. I think this movie is great to analyze for a college essay, but showing this to young kids is an insult to the creators of this movie. The main character is likeable but has many flaws that make her all the more realistic. This movie single-handedly brought me out of my mid-life crisis, and in every re-watch there's something new to see. I especially liked the volcano lady and her costume. I heavily recommend this movie.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 2+

This Movie Cured my Cancer

I had no idea what I had missed in my life before this absolutely magnificent gem crossed my redbox selection screen. It seemed like it was going to be a generic movie, but they pulled out all the stops with the heartstopping CGI, especially in the first few minutes of it. I won't spoil the amazing plot, they definitely had a good time one night creating it, but I will say the animations were the best I've seen since I was born. This movie should be shown across the world on what animation should look like, far outweighing the likes of Marvel and DC themselves. I especially loved how the textures on nearly everything, specifically lava, was meticulously designed by the animators to stay constant the entire time. It was so incredibly realistic, every time the beast was on screen, I felt like I was completely immersed in the moment. It feels like destiny bestowed apon me this masterfully crafted earthshattering cinematic beauty. I would 100 percent recommend this documentary for all ages, except for those who's IQ falls between 1 and 150 due to the movie's vague representation of themes shown throughout the movie. I enjoyed this movie so much, that nothing else, for as long as I may live, will ever compare to the overjoy I felt watching this cinematic piece of art. The only criticism I have about this incredible masterpiece is that I could not for the life of me find any merchandise! If there was any chance I could purchase merch for this movie, I would take it in a heartbeat. This movie makes a statement on society that I simply couldn't fathom for the rest of time. If only I could give this movie more stars because of how gamechanging this state of the art masterpiece it is, then I would rate it 15 stars.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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