Woody Woodpecker

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Awful live-action/animation has cartoon mayhem, potty humor.

PG 2018 91 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 18+

Another Classic Ruined

I used to enjoy Woody Woodpecker a lot growing up, as his Silly Antics were rather pleasing to watch. Here, however, they've turned Woody into a Selfish Psychopath who Poops on people and Manipulates people for Snacks. The other characters in the film are Generic and in the case of one, outright Racist and Sexist, as she's seen as a Whiny and a Gold-Digging Latin American Women who dumps the Father in the film halfway through because Woody burns up her Clothes. He also destroys the clothes of two Random Kids and threatens to go "Commando Mode" on them. There's a lot of disturbing scenes too, such as kids being locked in cages, fires, and physical abuse too. One of my assistants warned me about this film and how it affected one of their students, and after watching the film, I can see why. We will be discussing this film during our next PTA session. As a final insult to the classics, none of Woody's friends like Chilly Willy, Andy The Panda, or even Wally The Walrus appear. Stick to the classic Cartoons if you want to enjoy Woody Woodpecker properly. Alternatively, there are the other classics like Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry. Just stay clear of this film. Banned from the classroom.

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