A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Teen characters are well-behaved and respectful of their parents, and the overall message -- that cultural heritage is important -- is a good one. Wendy is Asian and a strong female character.
Violence & Scariness
Many fight scenes involving martial arts as Wendy battles an ancient evil spirit.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Romantic feelings develop between two lead characters, but it's all very innocent.
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Very mild: "idiot" and "jerk."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this entertaining made-for-TV movie portrays a loving family and good values -- such as embracing your heritage -- it also has some violence in the form of martial arts fighting against an evil spirit. Aside from the Asian family at the center of the movie, there are no other minority lead characters. Wendy herself is a strong, relatable female lead. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior has something for everyone. Parents will be pleased at the strong, loving partnership of Wendy's parents, while Shen and Wendy's deepening feelings will satisfy romantics. Finally, martial arts buffs will get their fill of expertly choreographed kung fu moves that saturate many scenes.
The characters are likeable and exhibit strong values (Wendy's grandmother lives with her parents and her brother), and in Wendy audiences will find a perfectly contemporary -- and relatable -- heroine. Wendy learns a valuable lesson when she must choose between upholding a family tradition and pursuing her dream of being homecoming queen.
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