Movie Reviews

csm_movie
age 13+
 
Weak YA adaptation is far more mature than the books.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 12+
 
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 12+
 
Campy sci-fi adventure offers silly B-movie fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 14+
 
Epic martial-arts tale is entertaining but violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 11+
 
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 13+
 
Teen-friendly fantasy romance doesn't live up to the book.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_movie
age 16+
 
Frequent battle-violence abounds in trite medieval fantasy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 11+
 
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 10+
 
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 13+
 
Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 13+
 
Beautiful martial arts fantasy with scary imagery, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 11+
 
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 9+
 
Sequels offer more peril and scares than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 10+
 
Overly complicated Mexican anime has some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 14+
 
Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 14+
 
Violent fairy tale isn't for kids but will attract teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Visually appealing fairy tale lacks oomph but fine for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_movie
age 6+
 
Confusing action-fantasy with no relation to Pixar movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Mars-based action epic has strong fantasy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_movie
age 9+
 
Fantasy-action flick is best for video game-savvy tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)

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