The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

Movie review by Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

An uninspired rehash of the first movie.

G 2000 75 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 5+

Decent

I’m pretty picky about what movies I let my 4 year old watch. This was ok. I didn’t really have any problems with it. I am glad that there was no emphasis on any type of romantic relationship for Melody. My daughter and I were able to talk about how keeping secrets causes distrust and more trouble than just being honest. We also talked about how melody was brave at the end even though she had messed up throughout the movie. I agree that it wasn’t as scary as the original. Overall: it was just fine. I’m somewhat neutral. I would let her watch it again, but I’m not sure she will want to.
age 4+

Same as the first except that the girl wants to be a mermaid instead of a human.

The movie has only one thing better than the original and that is the fact that Melody isn't boy crazy and just simply likes water too much. So at least there isn't any hormonal man chasing in this movie. Still bad though but better than the highly overrated original.

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