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Everything about this film is clichéd. From the one dimensional nuclear conservative family values to the animal rights message, this movie reeks of something that is 50 years past it's best viewed by date.
From the characters to the plots, this film puts me in mind of a long Leave it to Beaver episode with a little more edge.
But it's cliché after cliché after cliché... simply horrible. Even my 5 year old didn't like it.
Acting, especially Blake Heron, was great, but the cast was let down by the plastic screenplay.
I would have liked to have seen a little more subtlety, let the viewers discover things instead of just throwing so many clichéd images and lines of dialog at them. Kids are smarter than some give them credit for. Let them discover gravity by watching an apple fall, not by smacking them on the head with an anvil.
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