Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Dated and mediocre but kid-friendly sci-fi from Disney.

PG 1982 96 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 8+

Dated, But Still Worth The Watch

Although nobody ever talks about this movie, it is definitely worth mentioning. I watched it after seeing Tron: Legacy, and even though I was disappointed in how dated it was, I still enjoyed it as a lead up to Legacy's story line. Another good thing about it is that many of the same actors were used for both films, so it is a fairly seamless transition. As for the movie itself, yes, it is a little cheesy. And yes, the effects are beyond horrible, but if you can get past that, you might find it worth your time. And for kids, it is still suitable, with only a couple "damn"s and some light sci-fi action. That's why my recommendation is, don't sleep on it, especially if you like Tron: Legacy and want to see where it all started.

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age 8+

A movie that makes little sense but is such a good ride

My kids are 5 and 7 years old. They loved the limited drama they could understand. The action was so intense, but ...SPOILERS....Being brought into the cyber world my son kept saying "he is in the video game!" The loved the racing, the fights, and the cool simple depictions of action they could follow. I recommend to all families.

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For kids who love science fiction

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