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No good for sensitive young kids
on September 25, 2014
Anyone with sensitive young children, this is a major no-go. I saw the long list of positive reviews saying this was a great movie for very young children, so I rented it to watch with my 3 and 5 year olds. The opening scene with the sea gull had both of them in instant tears. By the time it got to the descending view of whirling sharks two scenes later my 5-year-old was screaming and I had to shut the movie off. From start to finish, it is almost non-step peril. One scare after another, and way too much for any sensitive, easily frightened young child to handle. Never mind that the pivotal scene at the end of the movie is when Sammy goes to find Shelly in a veritable love boat with turtle couples canoodling around every corner. The danger and the subject matter are a wee bit over the heads of the age group everyone seems to think this is appropriate for. As an adult I found it entertaining, and older grade school children would too, but I found it way inappropriate for my two under 5.