Kid In Aladdin's Palace, A

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +1 1/2

Content: -1/2

The unlikely hero of "A Kid in King Arthur's Court", Calvin Fuller, is back to give history a jump start in the new video release sequel, A KID IN ALADDIN'S PALACE . This time, Calvin Fuller (Thomas Ian Nicholas) must travel back in time to save Aladdin and all of Arabia from Aladdin's evil brother, Luxor. With the help of a genie (Taylor Negron), Calvin travels back in time to Baghdad where he teams up with Ali Baba, his three thieves and the beautiful princess, Sheri (Rhona Mitra). They travel the desert in search of the three keys which will unlock the cave of wonders and free the genie, who in turn can save Aladdin. The small group must overcome a whole host of adversities including sand storms, guardians of the dead and the evil Luxor. Unfortunately, all this probably isn't enough to keep young viewers interested and tends to be slow and boring. However, kids will relate to Calvin. He is a regular boy who struggles with issues common to most teenagers. He likes a girl who is not interested in him and he is bullied by a boy at work. However, he regains his confidence while away in Baghdad and faces his fears with courage when he returns home.

There is some mild and moderate violence when Calvin has to defend himself against Luxor's men. And twice men are hit and kicked in the groin during attacks. But most of the violence is held to sword fights and men being knocked down. Luxor and Aladdin both possess the power to move mountains and alter their surroundings with their bare hands. And once Calvin and Sheri are attacked by ghosts who are supposed to be the guardians of the dead. These elements seem to present a world of fantasy without leaning toward the occult, but they are questionable. It's also disappointing to note the use of one mild obscenity and two moderate crudities. It's too bad this film carries its violence too far showing kicks and hits to the groin.

Preview Reviewer: Sherry Oswald
Trimark Pictures, 2644 30th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405-300

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Few (2) times - Moderate

Obscene Language: Once - (no f or s words)

Profanity: Few (2) times - Exclamatory (Oh My God, Oh God)

Violence: Many times - Mild and Moderate (men pushed, men hit on head, man kicked in groin, man hit in groin with board, man hit on head with vase, sand storm, sword fight, fist fight, boy knocked in head by door, man tries to strangle boy, man falls into manure and water trough, man knocked into wall)

Sex: None

Nudity: Near Nudity Once (girl in low cut shirt)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Camel passes gas, magic powers and ghosts portrayed

Running Time: 89 minutes
Intended Audience: Ages 10 and older

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