Not recommended under 5. PG to 8 (Scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended, due to frightening scenes. May also lack interest for children of this age|
|Children 5-7||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes|
|Children 8 and over||OK for this age group|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-wrecked is the third movie in the Chipmunks series. Dave (Jason Lee), the Chipmunks adopted father, decides to take the Chipmunks and Chipettes on a family holiday on board a cruise ship. After a series of antics, mostly initiated by the mischievous Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), the Chipmunks and the Chipettes find themselves overboard and stranded on an isolated island without Dave.
Dave attempts a rescue mission with the Chipmunks former boss, Ian (David Cross), but in the meantime the Chipmunks find the sole inhabitant of the island, Zoe (Jenny Slade) whom they are not sure they can trust.
During their adventure the Chipmunks and Chipettes find another side to themselves as they attempt to survive the wilds of the desolate island and learn to become responsible for each other.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Children separated from their father; gambling
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Younger children in this age group may also be scared by some of the above-mentioned scenes
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Nothing of concern
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Nothing of concern
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
None of concern
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-wrecked is the third movie in the Alvin and the Chipmunk series. It is a generally family friendly movie about the mischievous Chipmunks and Chipettes, and their dad, Dave. However, the film may lack interest for children under five and has scenes that may scare under 8s.
The main messages from this movie are about family loyalty and commitment.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age