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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Teens challenge stereotypes in lively Disney musical.

Movie NR 2018 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 7+

Based on 28 parent reviews

age 6+

Think of all the little girls . . .

There were a lot of things wrong with this movie (bad songs, cheap acting e.c.t) but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that the main female character's "big secret" is that her hair is the colour WHITE. Are you KIDDING ME? Think of all the little girls who are going to watch this and see this main character who cares SO MUCH about her looks that she had to keep the colour of her hair a secret from everyone. I mean, are you serious?! That's a ridiculous theme to include. When will Disney Channel realize that girls don't always care so much about their looks! I was annoyed and quickly spoke to my daughter after the movie was finished. I told her what I thought about the whole hair thing, and she said, "I thought it was dumb too, Mama. Why wouldn't she just be brave and let the people see who she was?" I think this is a very damaging movie for little girls (and overall, a boring movie for you too!) Certainly not worth watching.
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age 6+

Another bad Disney Channel film

Bad film with annoying songs, cheap acting, bad sets. Same plot of Descendants (also a terrible movie) Lots of girl stereotypes. Sometimes I feel like every Disney Channel movie has girl stereotypes. Absolute waste of time. If you want a good zombie movie, watch Zombies in the Snow or something, not this crap.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (28 ):
Kids say (72 ):

The fact that there are few surprises in this movie doesn't overshadow its appealing messages about tolerance and embracing individuality. It's obvious within the first minutes of Zombies exactly where the story's headed, and if you've seen Descendants, you'll notice similar evolutions of character and plot as the tale of unlikely friendship and broader social healing unfolds.

Beyond the most obvious struggle for Zed and Addison's relationship to be accepted lies the matter of Addison's inner turmoil over her own secret. As Addison wrestles with subjecting herself to judgment in an effort to do what's right, she reminds viewers of the importance of self-acceptance and positive self-esteem. Once again Disney hits a home run with the song-and-dance segments that engage viewers and reemphasize the strong themes about resisting peer pressure and respecting differences.

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