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RUMBLE

"Underdog Wrestling Monster Dances His Way to Championship"

What You Need To Know:

RUMBLE, an animated comedy streaming on Paramount Plus, tells a funny, uplifting story of a 17 year-old aspiring coach, Winnie, and her underdog monster wrestler, Steve. Winnie’s the daughter of a deceased championship coach. Steve is the son of a deceased champion. Fate, and a desperate need to save their fathers’ legacies and the whole town, bring them together. The reigning champ and scariest monster of all, Tentacular, is obsessed with destroying the town’s wrestling arena and erasing all memories of previous champions. To save the arena from being turned into a parking lot, Winnie must train Steve to defeat the scary champ.

RUMBLE is very funny, with inspiring messages about working hard and finding the true champion within yourself. Hilarious moments, inspirational encouragement and non-stop action make this animated movie a delight for families with older children. The whole cast delivers great voice acting, especially Terry Crews, Will Arnett and Geraldine Viswanathan, who keep viewers engaged with a thunderous roar. Wrestling-related violence, dark threats, bullying, implied lewd humor in one scene, and some rude humor in RUMBLE warrant caution for younger children.

Content:

(BB, C, V, S, N, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with some redemptive elements accents the fact that each person is created with unique gifts and talents that can be discovered and developed through hard work and perseverance, and the movie honors fathers

Foul Language:
No foul language, but there’s some rude humor, such as jokes about warm puke

Violence:
Wrestling match related violence, plus main character’s underground fighting boss threatens his life and abuses other monsters

Sex:
An innuendo occurs when a female villain throws a male monster over her shoulder, grabs his buttocks and drags him down a hallway, while saying he’s “on. . . duty,” but the victim cries out, “Help me”

Nudity:
Man with tattoos is in his underwear in a few comical scenes

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

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

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Villain steals money by rigging the fights, and a main character loses fights for money.

More Detail:

RUMBLE is an animated comedy streaming on Paramount+. It takes place in a fantasy world of monsters and humans. The movie is an exciting, funny tale about an underdog wrestling monster and a girl who dreams of bringing him to the championships. Hilarious moments, inspirational encouragement and non-stop action make this movie a delight for families with older children. The whole cast delivers great voice acting, especially Terry Crews, Will Arnett and Geraldine Viswanathan, who keep the audience engaged with a thunderous roar. Wrestling-related and other types of threatened violence, accompanied with bullying, plus some brief rude and crude humor, and a few dark elements, warrants caution for younger children.

Winnie, a 17-year-old, grieves the loss of her father, a champion monster wrestling coach, who died along with his champion wrestler, Rayburn. In fact, the whole town of Stoker grieves the loss. The community and economy revolve around monster wrestling. Hope is somewhat restored when another Stoker monster, Tentacular, rises to the ranks of a championship. Once a champ, however, he decides to dump the town, destroy the wrestling arena and turn it into a parking lot. Winnie commits to doing everything she can to save her father’s legacy and her town. However, first she must find a monster she can make into a wrestling champion on her first attempt at coaching.

Winnie searches in an underground fighting arena for a willing monster. She’s almost laughed out of the place when she recognizes the son of the champion, Rayburn, whom her father coached. The problem is Rayburn, Jr., has committed to a life of being paid to lose in the ring, and changed his name to “Steve.”

Winnie knows she has found a treasure in him, but “Steve” denies his past and wants nothing to with her or winning. During the exchange with Winnie, however, “Steve” accidentally wins his fight. His boss wants him to pay 10 times what she lost by his winning the fight, or she will kill him. Winnie wins Steve over by convincing him that she can help him earn the money if he agrees to fight in Stoker and allow her to coach. Out of options, and afraid for his life, he agrees.

Day and night Coach Winnie trains and pushes her monster toward victory, but he does not improve. He loses. Winnie digs deeper. She must discover the coach within herself to find “Steve’s” motivation. “Steve” must overcome his fears, along with his inferiority complex due to “daddy issues” to find the true champ within him.

The answers unfold as the two form a bond in friendship. Steve reveals two things about himself. He really loves to do nothing, and he loves to dance the Tango. Can Winnie break all the rules in coaching wrestling by helping a monster dance his way to the championship ring? Time is running out. Tentacular is ready and eager to tear down the arena. In a last ditch attempt, Winnie and “Steve” face-off with Tentacular. Steve reveals his true identity as the son of the greatest wrestling champion of all time, Rayburn. The town goes wild.

Rayburn, Jr. challenges Tentacular to a match to save the arena and the town. Both Winnie and Rayburn, Jr., desperately want to preserve their fathers’ legacies, but Tentacular is known as a “killing machine.” Is saving the town worth Rayburn, Jr.’s life?

RUMBLE is very funny, with inspiring messages about working hard and finding the true champion within yourself. Hilarious moments, inspirational encouragement and non-stop action make this movie a delight for families with older children. The whole cast delivers great voice acting, especially Terry Crews, Will Arnett and Geraldine Viswanathan who keep the audience engaged with a thunderous roar. Wrestling-related and other types of threatened violence, along with some bullying, brief rude and crude humor, implied lewd humor in one scene, and a few dark elements in RUMBLE, warrant caution for younger children.