Kid reviews for The Lord of the Rings (1978)

Common Sense says

Animated adventure too dated and dark for younger kids.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 6 reviews
Kid, 9 years old January 13, 2013

lord of awesomeness

this is the most cool most thought out lotr movie EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the action is great the plot and storyboard is really well done i prefere the peter jackson's movie but to inform this movie is highly inforst with blood and action dark and cool but if you watch it in 3D it is awesome it's dark and FULL of dark and hevaly bloodfull parts.

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Kid, 12 years old November 15, 2010

You DID NOT just say this is dated!

This rendition of the Bible of Geekdom is a true redefinition of animation! At time it looked like actual being were on the screen! The storyline was not tampered with, though some battles could have used explanation, like Peter Jackson did! This film does have violence, and may seem scary at times, but I would say young children could see it.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bygreensilverhawk December 30, 2017

Good

This is good considering the real movies and how they tone down the violence. The Black Riders will scare young children. The orcs are shadowy, there features are hard to see. When an orc is injured, a red flash is all that you see. This is a goo movie for those who want to see the live actions, but are too young.

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Teen, 17 years old Written bydanny 7000 March 2, 2016

the lord of the rings is not for kids

i think the lord of the rings is a amazing animated movie but its not for kids because its very vilonte and dark their are these creepy things called the night riders and bilbo gets stabbed in the chest with a sword and he almost dies because of the darkness from the sword was going to reach his heart and he gets shot with a arrow a guy gets shot with 3 arrows then bleeds then dies and they set his corpse out to sea night riders get stabbed in the chest with swords and they bleed gandalf fights a demon and falls off a cliff and the night riders get killed in the end and the blood looks realistic with that being said i dont reccomend the lord of the rings for anyone under the age of 13

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Teen, 17 years old Written byhomealonefan123 March 25, 2013

great animated classic, but too intense for younger kids

this animated classic is great!

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Teen, 13 years old Written bySomeoneYouDon'tKnow December 14, 2012

cool

cool

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