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"LIGHTYEAR"
(2022) (voices of Chris Pine, Keke Palmer) (PG)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity None
Sex/Nudity Minor
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes None
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Computer Animated Action/Adventure: A space ranger tries to fix a problem he accidentally created, but must contend with robots and their leader who want his space travel power source.
PLOT:

Buzz Lightyear (voice of CHRIS EVANS) is a space ranger and he and his work partner, Alisha Hawthorne (voice of UZO ADUBA), are deployed to a newly discovered planet to investigate. It turns out to feature hostile bugs and plant life, and while trying to escape, Buzz accidentally hits a cliff with their large ship, damaging their fuel supply and stranding them and the rest of the crew there.

A new fuel supply is created, but with each test flight of that, Buzz returns having aged only a few hours, while years have passed for everyone on the planet. To help him cope with his guilt over the issue, Alisha gives him Sox (voice of PETER SOHN), a feline emotional support robot who ultimately helps him come up with a new formula for the energy source.

Upon Buzz's next return flight, Commander Burnside (voice of ISIAH WHITLOCK JR.) pulls the plug on the project, causing the space ranger to steal the test spacecraft and try again. But when he returns, and with a greater amount of time having passed, he meets Alisha's now-adult granddaughter, Izzy (voice of KEKE PALMER), and learns that the colony is under constant attack by robots known as the Zurg. Alisha, clumsy Mo Morrison (voice of TAIKA WAITITI), and older felon on probation Darby Steel (voice of DALE SOULES) then try to help Buzz, all as they must contend with Emperor Zurg (voice of JAMES BROLIN) who wants Buzz's power source for himself.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Probably, especially if they're fans of the "Toy Story" movies.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For action/peril.


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