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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Small Soldiers [DVD] [1998]
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 29 July 2006
You'll understand the title from watching the movie (I hope)!

At first I wasn't really geared up to watch this movie, my 10 year old daughter wanted to see it and, well, as dad's do, I didn't want to disappoint her, so we hired it.

...and I loved it!

It's a very clever movie with a strong cast (check out the end credits for the whole list), all of whom put in believable performances for their roles (even Denis Leary was top notch as the tough, morally bankrupt boss, which surprised me as I'd only seen him do stand-up previously).

The story revolves around 2 sets of action toys which become 'alive', with one set (the Commando Elite) being the ruthless, sworn enemy of the other (the Gorganites) the kind-hearted peacable ones. Both of whom were manufactured by the same company that inadvertantly implanted them with the same advanced but unpredictable miltary-grade A.I. chips.

The script is fast-paced and well written, plenty of humour throughout, the plot is well conceived and delivered, there aren't really any holes in it you could point to, even for such a far-fetched story as this where all the Gorgonites want to do is go home! (Remind you of another movie?). The Gorgonites for their part, who've never seen their home believe, 'just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not there'.

I've seen this movie compared to Toy Story, but don't do it. They are 2 very different films; Toy Story is a feature length (very well animated) cartoon for kids/family, Small Soldiers is a feature length film with very good special effects that older kids to adults will get the most from watching. This is because there are many jokes requiring a broader knowledge base to fully appreciate. Younger children will enjoy this film too, but more for the action/animation.

Add this to your collection, you'll be glad to dust it off and re-watch it from time to time. It's prefect for rainy day escapism!
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on 19 August 2017
Watched it many times and like the movie
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on 4 January 2016
Great films bought for the dinosaurs for my 3 year old, small soldiers was an added bonus which ho loves
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on 21 September 2017
EXCELLENT 👍
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on 23 May 2017
Thanks
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on 17 September 2017
Classic film..dvd as described
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on 7 February 2016
Great for the price
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on 22 May 2009
Small Soldiers/ We're Back! [DVD]This is such good value for money and makes a great gift for the grandkids,that's if you can get it away from Grandad first!Buy it while you can for the great price!
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on 29 August 2017
Used to watch this all the time when I was younger. It's great.
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on 11 July 2014
small soldiers
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