Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the Swan Princess V: A Royal Family Tale is the fourth of the direct-to-video sequels in the Swan Princess series, and the fifth installment overall. It contains sustained mild peril such as numerous fights, injuries, potions, death threats, and near-death incidents, with sustained use of bows and arrows throughout the film. Notably, a just-adopted child is kidnapped and locked away in a cave in the forest for the duration of the film (but unharmed). There is one implied death, and the evil force is represented by an ominous, disembodied force that takes the form of a smoke stream and could be quite creepy for younger kids.
Sustained peril throughout the film may be too creepy or frightening for younger kids. The movie begins with an explosion that sets the pace for a relentless slew of evil forces, sorcery, plotting, poisons, and lots of weaponry, mostly bows and arrows. The evil force, known as the Forbidden Arts, takes the shape of a stream of black smoke with a very frightening deep voice that slinks about and intimidates wherever it goes. Elsewhere, fire-breathing dragons are shot down with arrows, and a just-adopted child is stolen and kidnapped for the duration of the movie (though unharmed). There are numerous explicit threats on the lives of other characters, and poisons are administered freely. A character is knocked down with a log, while another is tied up in vines. Another is tossed off a cliff, presumed to be dead (but not shown hitting the ground). In one scene, a character is choked, and there are many near-death moments, including a squirrel that is shot in the heart, but survives.
Very mild language, such as when a character says "Beat it, punk," to another, or when characters shout taunts at others, calling them liars or thieves.
Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale offers positive messages about loyalty, perseverance, and doing what you believe is right.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Many potions, said to be poisons, are used to cause deep sleep or threatened to cause death. Others are used to revive the injured.