A glorified movie about cannibalism,made acceptable to all with pretty scenery and loveable animals. The horrible thing the movie does, is it leads you along for the whole movie thinking you are watching a movie about a young boy who survives hardship, then at they end they let you know its about cannibalism. Hollywood calls it one of 2012 "best". Should we accept a movie about cannibalism as sweet and morally ok? I would not let any child of any age go see this movie. We do not need Hollywood to put a happy face on subjects that are morally wrong? The deep insights that are supposed to be in this movie, are not there, and the message is disturbing. I'm sure the scenery was beautiful and the birds were chirping when the Donner party was dining.