Parents' Guide to

The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Confusing and dull Harry Potter wannabe, with bullying.

Movie PG 2009 84 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

The worst Harry Potter rip off ever

What the actual fk did I just watch? I could edit a a movie better and were the directors and writers actually drunk while writing this cause I have never seen such a bad movie. I am giving it a 1 star cause I can't give it a negative rating
age 18+

best movie ever

it is amazing

Is It Any Good?

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It says a lot when former professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper is the best actor in a movie, and that's exactly the case in THE MYSTICAL ADVENTURES OF BILLY OWENS. While the three kids themselves aren't necessarily unlikable, the film has such a slap-dash quality to it -- with unintentionally hilariously bad computer animation -- it is nearly impossible to care one way or the other what happens to Billy as he tries to save his town by using his recently discovered wizard capabilities.

Furthermore, the storyline is incredibly confusing. Best of luck trying to help your child understand what's happening, between the mysterious vines, the hunter's moon, the codex, the spirit river, the troll, the dragon, the skeleton, and something about an altar of destiny. To say nothing of who does and does not have magical powers. At the end of the day, this is a poorly filmed, poorly executed attempt to get on board the Harry Potter train.

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