Raya and the Last Dragon

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Charming, epic adventure mixes monsters, humor, heart.

PG 2021 114 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 42 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 95 reviews

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age 12+

Too violent and graphic…

This movie is not for kids. Men in scary masks to the use of swords and knives to depict fighting it is a sad way to show strength. I was disappointed in the content of this movie, as it is geared towards adults in the use of fear and violence to tell a story, as well as the underlying sadness and destruction within the story. Whether or not someone concurs the enemies is not the point here. The storyline is way too mature for kids. I feel that it is sad that this has become the norm for a lot of children. I would not let my kids watch this movie and I hope you will take to heart My honest review. Allowing children to watch this violent and fearful storyline is putting a lot on a young person. They absorb so much and they are unable to truly unpack the storylines and weed through the scary masked man and the use of weapons to make any conclusions beyond what they see. Be careful here.

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Too much violence
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age 6+

Beautiful, wondrous, complicated...packs a punch!

My kid had already seen this film (twice with the sitter) before my husband and I were able to watch it with him...and glad we were to view it. A beautiful film about a young woman that learns to have trust in others and how much that strengthens her and the bond with those around her. Raya is a complex heroine with a great sidekick (love that Tuk Tuk). It's a relief to get to the dragon early since it is also the dragon's journey as much as it is Raya's and Namaari's. Looking forward to the inevitable re-watches that comes with having kids (no snark).
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