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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a film for 'the entire family' as stated unless you are a sadistic parent, November 10, 2012
This review is from: Skellig: The Owl Man (DVD)
My action adventure seeking, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings loving 8 year old walked out on this film tonight as we watched during the scene where the father burns down the shed while his son is inside rescuing Skelling. He said he didn't like it and wanted to go to sleep. He just stopped crying from nightmares calling for us and screaming he was scared. The editorial and most other reviews make this film sound benign. It is not. It is beautifully acted and fit for an adult audience. I would strongly encourage you to pass this one by for the under age crowd. at least watch it in advance. My husband relied solely on the reviews as a family film. Huge mistake.
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Initial post: Mar 16, 2013 4:55:51 PM PDT
Janet Lalor says:
Thank you for writing this review. I think people that review movies for a living and say it is good for the entire family do not have kids. Thanks again for saving us from some nightmares in our Harry Potter lovers.

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 4:56:07 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 19, 2013 11:54:18 PM PDT
I am wondering why you are allowing an 8 year old kid to watch Harry Potter the rating it between PG and PG-13 also there are character deaths in it. The Lord of the rings is another film I would not recommend letting a child that young watch it is scary and has scare kids at his age into nightmares yet he couldn't handle The owl man? I let my cousins watch this and they range in age the youngest was 6 and 8 they were fine they loved this movie and my aunt gave me permission to let them watch it. The lord of the rings on the other hand....scared the living daylight's out of them they had nightmares for a week. I actually felt sadistic letting them watch that movie because there was a lot more things in it that scared them the owl man and Harry Potter combined. I really don't mean to be rude....I just thought it to be rather strange.

Posted on May 5, 2014 12:19:42 PM PDT
Q. Woodworth says:
Read the book. The father is a good man and does not burn or destroy the garage. The children encourage Skellig to allow them to remove him to a safe place before the garage is torn down. After all the good things happen in the story, the garage is knocked down by a professional crew while the family watches. Skellig is long gone prior to that event. It is a good story and one an 8 year old boy would like. I am sorry the DVD--play or opera-- ruined the story. I don't know why some film writers feel the need to destroy a good story to increase "drama."

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 3:46:50 PM PST
D.B. says:
Thanks for the spoiler. Any other critical plot points you want to reveal, for those of us who haven't yet seen it?
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