ABOMINABLE

"Family Values Meet Moments of Magic"

Quality:
Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
NoneLightModerateHeavy
Language
Violence
Sex
Nudity

What You Need To Know:

ABOMINABLE is an animated movie set in China about a teenage girl named Yi, who tries to help a Yeti get back to his home on Mount Everest. Yi’s two cousins learn about the Yeti. They decide to call the Yeti the name Everest because that’s where his home is. Through a series of events, Yi and her cousins stow away on a cargo boat that takes them closer to Everest’s home. Meanwhile, Everest’s captors stay hot on their trail, hoping they can prove the Yeti exists and wow the world with their findings. 

 ABOMINABLE has clever animated transitions and a great balance between humor and more serious moments. The movie shows the value of perseverance, the pitfalls of being addicted to technology and dealing with the loss of a loved one. ABOMINABLE has a strong moral worldview extolling family, reconciliation and forgiveness, with some light environmentalist elements that include an emphasis on respecting animals. It also depicts scenes where the Yeti has magical powers, some cultural references to Buddha, and a reverence for ancestors. ABOMINABLE’s mixed elements and animated violence warrant caution for older children. 

Content:

(BB, C, E, FR, VV, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with light redemptive elements stressing family, reconciliation and forgiveness, with some light environmentalist elements that include an emphasis on respecting animals, a couple cultural references to Buddha, but he’s not worshipped, and ancestors are revered and mentioned as watching over characters that are still alive

Foul Language:
No obscenities or profanities but some burping and a character vomits flowers

Violence:
Moderate violence includes a character swats her granddaughter with chopsticks, playful roughhousing between characters, villains appear with tasers, villain talks about “getting rid” of child characters, intense moments of jeopardy, character gets pushed over a ledge

Sex:
No sexual content but a character jokingly mimics making out with his arms

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; character wraps an injury and;

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Bribery, anger, lying, name-calling, and characters get a sugar rush from soda.

More Detail:

ABOMINABLE is a sweet animated movie about a teenage girl named Yi, who tries to help a Yeti get back to his home on Mt. Everest. ABOMINABLE showcases a strong moral worldview extolling family, reconciliation and forgiveness, with some light environmental elements that include an emphasis on respecting animals. The movie also depicts scenes where the Yeti has magical powers, some cultural references to Buddha and a reverence for ancestors.

ABOMINABLE begins in a moment of intense jeopardy as a young Yeti, escapes captivity and then runs out into metropolis. Cut to a teenage girl named Yi. Yi works many odd jobs gathering funds and is always on the go, which makes her mother and grandmother sad and suspicious of her whereabouts. One night, she ventures onto the roof of her apartment building and uncovers the young Yeti hiding from his captors.

Yi’s cousins, Peng and Jin, learn about the Yeti, and Jin calls the authorities, even though Yi begs him not to do so. They decide to call the Yeti Everest because that’s where his home is. Through a series of events, Yi and her cousins stow away on a cargo boat that takes them one step closer to Everest’s home. Meanwhile, Everest’s captors stay hot on their trail the entire journey, hopeful that they can prove the Yeti exists and wow the world with their findings.

As they get closer to the mountain, Yi, Peng and Jin learn that Everest has a magic ability that allows him to manipulate nature and bring them into safety. His powers seem to get stronger the closer they get to Mount Everest, but will that be enough to get him home?

ABOMINABLE has clever animated transitions and manages a great balance between humor and more serious moments. The movie shows the value of perseverance, the pitfalls of being addicted to technology and dealing with the loss of a loved one. The movie’s ending provides a resolution for many of the characters, showing they’ve changed for the better.

ABOMINABLE showcases a strong moral worldview extolling family, reconciliation and forgiveness, with some light environmentalist elements that include an emphasis on respecting animals. The movie also depicts scenes where the Yeti has magical powers, some cultural references to Buddha and a reverence for ancestors. The movie’s mixed elements and animated violence warrant caution for older children.

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