PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE

"Fantastical Toy Adventure"

Quality:
Content: +1 Discernment required for young children.

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What You Need To Know:

PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE opens with live-action 18-year-old Marla and 6-year-old Charlie Brenner, sister and brother dreaming of adventure and exploring the world. A late-night visit from police officers bears the devastating news that their parents were killed in an accident. Four years later, Marla, once full of starry-eyed dreams, is now focused on safety and responsibility while Charlie still wants to have fun. During an argument at a toy convention, Marla and Charlie are transported into an animated Playmobil world. It will take courage and making friends to overcome the enemies seeking to separate Marla and Charlie forever.

The production quality of PLAYMOBIL is excellent. The animation of the Playmobil figures is fun and comical. The songs are cute but easy to forget. The magical elements are lighthearted. The movie has a strong moral worldview stressing family and friendship. The guiding voice for Marla comes from a fairy godmother, who encourages Marla to believe in herself. PLAYMOBIL is filled with action and some violence, including thunder, dinosaurs, scary monster noises, and fighting. This may upset young children, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises some caution.

Content:

(BBB, O, Ro, V, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong moral worldview where right and wrong are clearly portrayed and promotes family and friendship, with some lighthearted magical elements and some light Romantic instructions from a fairy godmother to believe in yourself

Foul Language:
No actual foul language but one line starts to say SOB but cuts off and another line says “What the. . .” but also is cut off

Violence:
Viking and Barbarians engage in a battle scene, in a Wild West scene Marla kicks a cowboy in the crotch, the Emperor Maximus kidnaps the strongest warriors to fight in his coliseum, Marla fights alongside secret agent, a villain threatens two characters by hanging them upside down over lava

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
In the Viking scene, the Vikings clink together steins of ale, but it isn’t shown to be alcoholic or drank

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Emperor kidnaps warriors for sport, and a female character lies to another character about how much Viking gold she has.

More Detail:

PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE opens with live-action 18-year-old Marla and 6-year-old Charlie Brenner, sister and brother, who dream of adventure and exploration. Marla has secretly saved up her money to buy a passport so she can travel the world after high school graduation, which is right around the corner. They sing of travel and play with their medieval Playmobil toys. A late-night knock at the door reveals police officers who bear the devastating news that Marla and Charlie’s parents were killed in a fatal accident.

Four years later, Marla, once full of starry-eyed dreams, is now focused on safety and responsibility, while Charlie still wants to have fun. After a brief argument, Charlie runs away to mid-town Manhattan to meet some friends at a toy convention. Marla pings his cell phone and runs after him. She catches him in a massive toy display of an entire world of Playmobil toys. As they continue to argue, Charlie holds up his Viking action figure and Marla grabs it and throws it into the midst of the Viking display.

Charlie’s Viking actin figure unlocks a portal where Marla and Charlie are transported into the animated Playmobil world. Charlie becomes the Viking figure and Marla resembles a mother figure, and they are soon separated. It takes courage and making friends such as Del, the magical hay/food truck guy (voiced by Jim Gaffigan) and a fairy godmother, to overcome the enemies that seek to separate Charlie and Marla forever.

The production quality of PLAYMOBIL is excellent and it has a strong moral worldview. The animation of the Playmobil figures is fun and comical. The songs are cute but easy to forget. The magical elements are light-hearted. There is a strong emphasis on family and friendship. The guiding voice for Marla comes from a fairy godmother, who encourages Marla to believe in herself. “Happiness is what you owe yourself.” PLAYMOBIL is filled with action and some violence (thunder, dinosaurs, scary monster noises, fighting), which may upset young children, MOVIEGUIDE® advises some caution.

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