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SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON

"Great Family Classic"

Quality:
Content: +4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
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Language
Violence
Sex
Nudity

What You Need To Know:

In Disney’s 1960 classic SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, the Robinson family is shipwrecked on the shore of a deserted island in the early 1800s. Together as a family, the Robinsons learn to survive off the land and create a home on the island. However, trouble begins as a group of pirates threatens their home and endangers the life of their new friend, a teenage girl who was held captive by the pirates.

The movie is based on the novel SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON by Johann Wyss. Disney’s adaptation is adventurous, fun, exciting, and action packed. There’s lots of humor, and the acting is first rate. SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON has a strong Christian, moral worldview. It extols faith, family, strong family bonds, prayer, perseverance, and teamwork. The Robinson family pray to God and work together to survive. Also, the children display respect for their parents. Clearly, faith and family help the Robinsons overcome great adversity. Of course, there’s some violence as the Robinsons fight the pirates, but some of the violence is comical and clever. SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON is one of the all-time great family movies.

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V, N, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, moral worldview extols faith, family, strong family bonds, perseverance, prayer, Christian marriage, hard work, plus Robinsons pray as a family for safety, the children respect and honor their parents, and the entire family works together to create shelter

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
The Robinson family crashes their boat, fight off tigers and sharks, brawl as siblings, and battle against the pirates using various weapons like landmines, rifles, boulders, and coconut bombs

Sex:
No sex, two couples kiss

Nudity:
Brief upper male nudity

Alcohol Use:
Father Robinson and his oldest sons have a glass of alcohol

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

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Sibling rivalry and pirates are holding a man and his granddaughter captive but ultimately rebuked.

More Detail:

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON is a rollicking good family movie, adapted from the famous classic Christian novel by Johann Wyss. Christian elements are highlighted throughout the script. Set in the early 1800s, the story centers on the Robinson family as they work together to survive while stranded on an island. Their faith, family bonds and perseverance help them build a home, work together and fight off a band of pirates.

The movie begins as the Robinson family, including Mother, Father and three sons named Fritz, Ernst and Francis sail toward New Guinea. However, the family is shipwrecked near the shore of a deserted island and must make their way towards land.

Upon landing on the island, the Robinson family begin building a shelter on the beach. They quickly learn they must build a shelter within the trees, so that they can be protected from the island’s wildlife. Father Robinson and his sons build a fortress in the trees that they call home.

The two eldest sons, Fritz and Ernst, decide to sail around the island to see if there’s any civilization nearby. The siblings stumble upon a band of pirates who have a man and his granddaughter, Roberta, held captive. Fritz and Ernst set Roberta free, but she’s dressed as a boy to keep her identity a secret from the pirates.

While the three make their way back towards the Robinson camp, Roberta reveals her identity to the boys. At home, the three boys compete for her attention, but it becomes clear she has feelings for Fritz.

The Robinson family prepares for the pirates by creating makeshift weapons to fight them.

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON is exciting, adventurous, fun, and action packed. Children and adults will appreciate the beautiful scenery illustrating the island of Tobago. Also, the various appearances of tigers, elephants, monkeys, sharks, and zebras make viewers feel like they’re in the jungle with the Robinson family. The movie has a lot of great humor adding to the fun. Furthermore, the performances are first rate. There’s not a false note in the whole movie acting wise.

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON has a strong Christian, moral worldview. It extols faith, family, marriage, and perseverance. The Robinson family prays to God, works together to survive, and the bonds between the parents and their children are strong. Clearly, faith and family help the Robinsons overcome great adversity. Of course, there’s some violence as the Robinsons fight off the pirates, but some of the violence is comical and clever. SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON is one of the all-time great family movies.

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