Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the latest installment in the Buddies franchise is intended as a puppies-meet-Indiana Jones adventure in Egypt. Though the treasure/archeological hunt is mostly fun, there's a fair amount of intrigue, mild peril, and occasional danger that might momentarily scare kindergarten-aged kids. A villainous cat (and her owner) wreak havoc during an expedition for their own selfish gain. A few evil felines and even a couple of men fall and are buried or injured during the adventure. But in the end, the protagonist puppies and their owners prevail, and all is well.
Like the other Buddies adventures, this one features mild peril and frightening sequences. A camel kicks a person to help the puppies escape; in other scenes, it spits on people's faces (this is portrayed as comical). Quicksand buries two evil cats, and a dangerous game of Senet causes one man and two other villainous cats to fall (presumably to death or injury). It's clear that a bunch of cat statues that come to life hissing and clawing are evil. A man is OK with leaving another character and a young child behind as long as he gets the treasure he always wanted.
Some potty humor (one of the puppies lets it rip, causing the others to say "Gross!" "Disgusting!" etc.). Lots of slang like "OMG," "this is to die for!," "dude," and insults like "chicken thief" and "petty primate."
The Buddies movies are always about teamwork, fighting against evil, and loving your family.
No product placements, but these movies are part of a continuous, heavily advertised series. Once kids have one or two of these films, they usually want all the others.
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