101 Dalmatians

TV review by Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Lots of pups, but not as good as the movie.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 2+

Based on 1 review

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age 6+

Not a slam dunk

101 Dalmatians 2 is the sequel to the original Disney movie. NBA star Elmo replaces Big Bird as the protagonist for the film. Plot: Elmo must save his son by playing basketball in a world with Dreamworks characters. This mainly consists of Shrek, but you see all sorts of characters. Review: This movie is not good at all. Many forced jokes made me cringe instead of laugh. The plot isn’t as good, and the movie feels more like ReadyPlayerOne. There’s an unnecessary “multiverse” that makes the film way too confusing. The star of the show obviously belongs to the Shrek characters. Seeing these characters in 2D is actually not bad, and the special effects are pretty good. With all of this being said, the negatives easily outweigh the positives. I would not recommend watching it unless you already own an HBO MAX subscription. Otherwise, it’s just a waste of time and money. Age Review: There’s not too much going on here. Characters are comically injured (squished with rocks/UFO’s) but there is no detail shown, it’s just for laughs. Another scene shows princess Fiona dodging sharks, along with a clip from Shark Tale (None of this is supposed to make sense). Besides this, there is mild language and alcohol. Recommended for ages 2+.

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