Mee-Shee: The Water Giant

2005 PG 1h 35m DVD

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant

2005 PG 1h 35m DVD
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Forced to join his workaholic father in the Canadian wilderness, young Mac Cambell passes the time by tracking down a local lake monster named Mee-Shee, whom none of the adults believe to actually exist.
Bruce Greenwood, Daniel Magder, Rena Owen, Jacinta Wawatai, Phyllida Law, Luanne Gordon, Tom Jackson, Joe Pingue, Shane Rimmer, Charles Mesure, Joel Tobeck
John Henderson
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this movie is geared toward kids, it does include some frightening scenes where the titular water creature attacks the movie's two villains and destroys their submarine with a flick of its tail; it's understood that both men don't survive. Also, these two villains are quite dangerous and don't seem to care about harming others who get in their way. They kidnap a boy, vandalize property, attack a boat full of people with a grenade launcher, and harpoon the monster. The movie also touches on a boy's loss of his mother, establishing that she died two years earlier and her death still affects both father and son. Finally, Mee-Shee is essentially a friendly monster, but it may appear scary at first to younger kids.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


A lake monster attacks two villains and destroys their boat in a fiery explosion; their deaths are not shown. A helicopter crashes into a lake; the pilot and passenger are temporarily trapped underwater. Kids fall into a deep hole/cave, but they make it out OK.


The word "hell" is used occasionally, such as in this exchange: "Custer -- that's a hell of a name for an Indian." "My father had a hell of a sense of humor."

Social Behavior

With the exception of two villains, characters generally behave in positive ways. The villains, however, commit a variety of crimes and immoral acts -- from vandalism and assault to kidnapping and possibly attempted murder. A young boy wanders off alone into a dangerous cliff area; he is later lightly reprimanded for his behavior. An otherwise loving father has a somewhat strained relationship with his son, but they develop a closer bond throughout the movie.


Not applicable

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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