Parents' Guide to

The Stolen Princess

By Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Strong characters, some stereotypes in fairy tale adventure.

Movie NR 2018 90 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

I'm done with common sense media

This movie is great. Not too scary, fun magic, not the greatest animation but still good enough. The review talking about stereotypes and stuff about the female lead- you are ridiculous. This is a time of over-sensitivity to everything. Does the female lead get kidnapped? Yes. Is this a symbol of the patriarchy? No. So this movie would be fine if that male main character was kidnapped? The female lead is not absent to her own rescue- in fact she is pretty resourceful against a powerful evil wizard. SPOILER- The male lead is chivalrous- he puts her needs and happiness before his own to the point that he dies for her freedom! This should be celebrated that someone was willing to free some one else at the cost of their own life! (he ends up ok- why this is fine for young and sensitive viewers). And he knew he would die and did it anyway. If it was reversed and the male was saved by the female it would be celebrated, but it is wrong because the male sacrifices for the female? Why can't both be amazing examples of selflessness? As the mom of 2 boys I HATE the man-bashing and calling into "stereotypes" if a man is portrayed in any aspect of strength. Why shouldn't we want our boys to grow into strong men? We want our girls to grow into strong women. I have seen this too much in the way Common Sense Media is heading. Truthfully this is the last straw. Good bye- thank you for the good years when you would rate things on actual family values.
age 5+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Though The Stolen Princess has many of the right elements for a quality animated fairy tale, it won't be knocking Frozen or Tangled off their perches any time soon. Vibrant and colorful with impressively illustrated scenery, it's stuffed full of imaginative plot lines and varied characters with some entertaining slapstick humor. There are magical quests, high-octane battles, evil cupcakes, and an eccentric cat. But all the anthropomorphized creatures (and food) in the world can't gloss over the bizarre lack of female characters and frustrating stereotyping.

Mila has the makings of a legendary movie princess -- bold, feisty and curious, but bored, frustrated, and amusingly clumsy -- so it's a great shame she is destined to be the kidnap victim in need of rescuing who misses out on most of the action. The Stolen Princess certainly has adventure, a few laughs, and a colorful charm that will appeal to younger viewers. But in a world full of smart and stylish animations, this one is probably not sophisticated enough to impress older -- or movie-savvy -- kids.

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