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SNOWTIME! Movie Review

Reviewed by on Feb 19, 2016
Rating: 3 Star Rating

A snowball fight sounds pretty fun, right? But what if it actually snowballs into a bigger fight? Check out the Kidzworld review of SNOWTIME!

SNOWTIME! starts as a winter romp, full of lighthearted humor. Set during winter school break in a small village, the kids of the town decide to have a massive snowball fight! Eleven-year-olds Luke and Sophie become the leaders of the opposing sides, and the fight is on.

SNOWTIME! is in theaters now!SNOWTIME! is in theaters now!Courtesy of Shout! Factory

Sophie and her cohorts put their all into defending an elaborate snow fort against the assault of Luke’s horde. Whichever side occupies the fort at the end of the winter break, wins. But what starts out as pure fun soon turns into a serious fight, where the kids of the town learn valuable life lessons about friendship, the importance of unity, and the emotional consequences of vicious rivalry. The film’s underlying message – neither side wins in war – is as relevant today as ever. 

Lucy and FrankieLucy and FrankieCourtesy of Shout! Factory

Based on the acclaimed live-action film classic La Guerre des Tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), SNOWTIME! is a cinematic adventure about hope and friendship.

Check out the trailer for SNOWTIME! below!


The Bottom Line

For a generation of watchers who are used to the sophisticated and realistic animation style of PIXAR and other leaders in today's animation, SNOWTIME!  will either seem hopelessly cute (and maybe dated), or it'll come as a breath of fresh air to see a style of animation that embraces a look that's so different than the today's norm. Either way, the Canadian film studio has produced something visually arresting, it's a major change to see something so quaint and different in today's see of computer-generated animation.

Jack, Luke, Manolo and ChuckJack, Luke, Manolo and Chuck

The story itself isn't overly complicated, and comes with the time-honored message of non-violence and anti-war. I mean, who wants to lose their friends over a snowball fight? No matter how epic, that just isn't worth it! This movie is a good choice for younger viewers, and parents will undoubtedly be nostalgic for a time when animated films were a lot simpler.

SNOWTIME! Rating: 3

SNOWTIME! is in theaters today, and available on VOD services and iTunes March 1st - will you join the fight?

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