DreamWorks Spooky Stories: Volume 2: "Monsters vs. Aliens: B.O.B.'s Big Break"

2009 NR 0h 20m DVD

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DreamWorks Spooky Stories: Volume 2: "Monsters vs. Aliens: B.O.B.'s Big Break"

2009 NR 0h 20m DVD
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Back in 1968, the thrills don't end for B.O.B. and his friends as a birthday celebration turns into a plan for a big break-out from a top-secret government holding cell by outwitting General W.R. Monger.
Format
DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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Reviews

age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this short animated film that comes packaged with the Monsters vs. Aliens DVD combines the same goofy characters with conflict and cartoon violence that might be disturbing to very young children. Two creatures attempt to blow up their friend with a bomb. The trio fights against an evil military foe by throwing gelatinous blobs at him and engaging in angry (though funny) exchanges, and a jet goes up in flames. Viewers can choose 2-D or 3-D, and the latter cranks up the intensity.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Violence

The conflict between the monsters and the general ranges from slightly tense chase scenes to angry exchanges to getting trapped and hit by blobs. The fiery crash at the end might disturb sensitive kids.

Language

The characters mildly insult each other and use words like "stupid" and "party pooper."

Social Behavior

Not much of a message in this short film, though what little there is tends toward the negative. Friends insult each other (though humorously), and the general criticizes another's athletic ability by saying, "You throw like my 12-year-old niece."

Consumerism

The high profile of Monsters vs. Aliens means kids will see these characters as toys and other merchandise.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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