The Secret of Kells

Movie • 2009 • Animation  

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Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest?
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Does the dog die?
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AtarahDerekh
A spirit who can take the form of a wolf is weakened by a dark spirit, but is otherwise unharmed.
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Is an animal sad?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Calluna
Brendan's uncle controls his movements out of fear for Brendan's safety. These fears are proven true later. Brendan escapes, and later reconciles with his uncle, who now regrets his earlier treatment of Brendan.
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there a large age gap?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Abandonment
Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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AtarahDerekh
Brendan is locked in his room by his uncle due to his uncle's paranoia. He is able to sneak in an out with the help of his friends.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Calluna
Fearsome wolves are pictured attacking humans, but are not harmed and do not attack one another.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Theredsquirrel
A spell briefly turns the cat to a ghost-like spirit to unlock a door, but the cat is safely restored to normal soon after.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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catnip34
There is one little spider that Aisling points out when they are exploring the forest. The spider is just sitting there, chilling in its web.
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Are there snakes?
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thespianscreed
The protagonist fights a serpent-like monster, which becomes an ouroboros.
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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thespianscreed
Inferred that countless innocent civilians burn to death in raids.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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QueenJ11
I'm not sure where exactly to put this, but there is a man whose arm is cut off by the Northmen. (The scene fades to black just in time, but you do hear the slash of a sword; and the man shows up again later with his arm clearly missing).
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QueenJ11
A few people fall off a staircase as it collapses trying to get to safety.
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HonestlyJon
I don't know why people marked No, a creature straight up has its eye ripped out
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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QueenJ11
Technically no. Aisling's soul is permanently trapped in her wolf form but based on the scene where she is growing physically weaker and her face looks skeletal, it is easy to think that she died.

There's also the attack of the Northmen where we don't see any children die on screen, but it's implied that a few did, as well as people of all ages. (You do see the silhouettes of some people falling after a staircase collapses, but no graphic detail is shown).
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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QueenJ11
Cellach (who is Brendan's uncle, not father) is shot in the shoulder with an arrow, but he doesn't die. During the epilogue, the audience is told that Brother Aidan (a father figure to Brendan) dies peacefully of old age years after the fact. Both Brendan and Aisling's parents are dead but this happens years before the events of the movie and they don't go into any detail about what happened. (Besides Aisling saying that Chrom "took her mother").
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Does someone cheat?
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takver
Although, there is a page of the manuscript that the kid protagonist has been working very hard on, and his uncle callously rips it up.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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QueenJ11
Only one, and it's pretty predictable.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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averyanderson2018
Nothing scary - more of a spirit than a ghost.
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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takver
There is a moment of what might be interpreted as suicidal thought, when a wounded and grieving character tells others to "leave him be," rather than helping him. However, his life is saved.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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QueenJ11
We don't know how many are actually killed during the attack of the Northmen, but as far as what is shown on screen, no.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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AtarahDerekh
The black guy is one of the few survivors.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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mboy
One of the main characters who is a black man is drawn as a minstrel-style caricature
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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AtarahDerekh
It's bittersweet. Aidan dies of old age, believing his old friend Cellach has been killed. Brendan later returns to Kells to discover that his uncle is, in fact, alive and well. And the Book of Kells is completed.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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AtarahDerekh
Nothing is explicitly shown, but a character does get shot with an arrow and then stabbed with a sword. He survives.
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Does someone drown?
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AtarahDerekh
There is plenty of arrow violence as the Norse declare war on Kells.
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