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The Reef 2: High Tide

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sequel is less intense than original but still menacing.

Movie PG 2012 87 minutes
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THE REEF 2: HIGH TIDE is a softer film than the original. There's more time here spent on the community working together, training to fight, and putting on a big show, and it takes time to explore more issues about group dynamics and what it means to really value everyone's role in a group, no matter how big or small. The animation is improved, but there's still a constant menace that's a bit mean-spirited (gobbling fish and snakes and chasing everyone in sight with a vengeance) that could frighten younger kids, to whom the film seems targeted.

Older kids still interested in ocean adventures might be captivated by the bright colors, the silly characters, and the thrill of the chase, but parents should be ready to assuage fears with little ones.

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