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(out of 2 reviews)
AGE
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Parent Written byCabassoG February 16, 2013
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

A Darker Toy Story: Creepy But Good Arthouse Film

Short review/what you should know: Positive messages/role models: The toys trying to help the other one. Violence/Scary scenes: Potential, especially for younger children. See spoilers at the bottom Sex: none Language: None Consumerism: None, as the toys in the film are not really those that this generation Alcohol/Tobacco/Drugs: Smoking, the main villain smokes in most of his scenes. Main review You can think of this movie as a much darker stop-motion version of Toy Story, though not as remember-able. It can be useful to get older children; more specifically those over the age of 10; into darker animated movies such as many of Miyazaki's teenage movies like Princess Mononoke or potentially others such as Persepolis and otherwise. Unlike Miyazaki's films or the majority of Pixar/Disney films, this film however is not really for children. There are creepy images, among them smoking and violence. Some of the younger children in the audience and some of the young adults seemed to be visibly creeped out by some of the scenes. The movie is fine, I would give it a 3.5 stars if I could but it is closer to 3 than 4. It is too "cutesy" to appeal to older teenagers while it is too dark to appeal to young kids without scaring them quite a bit. The lessons are fine but they are taught in a way that does not appeal to many people. Slight spoilers: In terms of violence, there are scenes of squishing, though it comes back together, as well as a toy leg melting which is rather creepy. In terms of scary scenes, those, and the kidnapping scenes/general peril scenes.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 October 19, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

toys in the attic

Families can talk about how the filmmakers employed the use of real humans/objects mixed with the stop-motion figures. Was the result different than films that include computer-generated characters? Which do you prefer? Some of the characters were frightening. Do you think Toys in the Attic is more an art-house film or a family film? Can you tell that this movie wasn't made by an American studio? How? Are there other foreign animated movies that you enjoy?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking