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Two by Two: Overboard!

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Animated sequel has some scenes of peril, cartoon violence.

Movie NR 2020 85 minutes
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Despite being a bright, impressively animated, and incredibly detailed spectacle, the beauty of this animated sequel is only skin deep. The script of Two By Two: Overboard! leans heavily on the tired humor of its characters, while the slapstick rarely raises a smile. The movie's messages of harmony and understanding are well-meaning. But in the shadow of the likes of Zootopia, animated offerings of this kind need more than perhaps used to suffice.

In addition, for a movie that is sometimes so bright it hurts your eyes, its tone is occasionally far too dark for its target younger audience. The chilling scream and anguished face of an infant Nestrian being wrenched from its home as its whole world burns is well rendered and performed, but maybe a bit much. Likewise, when a character seemingly dies, the camera ghoulishly closes in on the corpse for far too long before they're jolted back to life, leaving a bitter taste.

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