Parents, turn off kids’ TV during the commericals, walk quickly past bus stop posters and avoid cinema lobbies – maybe then your little ones won’t learn there’s a Moshi Monsters movie and make you sit through it. For while very small Moshi fans will be enchanted by this feature-length adventure about the brightly-coloured little creatures, over-7s and grown-ups will be less enthused by the flat graphics and dull story as cute Moshis battle to stop Dr Strangeglove from do bad things with the prized Moshling Egg.
Of course, the movie isn’t aimed at older kids or parents, but at young ones who know about the website, the comic and all the money-earning Moshi spin-offs that guarantee cinemas showing the film will have lots of eager preschoolers lining up to watch it. They will be pleased to hear the movie features all their favourites such as Poppet, Katsuma, Furi and Diavlo, and while parents may yawn during the movie’s 80-ish minute running time, at least they can be assured this is a well-meaning, inoffensive tiny tots movie where the only scares will take place in the cinema lobby afterwards when your kids demand all the Moshi movie tie-in toys.
Is Moshi Monsters: The Movie suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...
There are no scary moments, although very little viewers may not like baddie Dr Strangeglove.