Treasure Planet

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.

PG 2002 95 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 7+

Excellent dramatic space pirate adventure with some tense scenes

Excellent adventure, full of fun characters, dramatic sequences and tense space pirate action. The protagonist Jim is initially disaffected, disobedient and depressed (partly from lack of a father figure). He learns he can make his own choices and future from Silver, who is a very interesting morally ambiguous character. A baddie does deliberately kill a good character and blame someone else; it's not shown graphically but other characters mourn. And the film does show a goodie letting a sympathetic criminal go free rather than to jail.
age 6+

Fun, Imaginative, and Inspiring!

This space-pirate action-adventure does not disappoint! Brought to life with gorgeous, detailed animation, the story rolls along at just the right pace, with refreshing breathers to dive deeper into the main character and marvel at the world he is in. Fun yet surprisingly heartfelt and deep, children and adults alike will enjoy this movie. My five- and six-year-olds were able to enjoy the movie with some plot explanation, and though some minor characters do die (lava, black hole) it is not graphic. They did ask about it, but were not perturbed. They also asked about Jim’s back-story and it was a good chance to talk about why he was feeling angry and sad at the beginning of the movie. The pirates are appropriately ugly and weird, but my kids were not too scared of them.

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