Not recommended for under 6; parental guidance 6 to 9 due to scary and violent scenes
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|Children under 6||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 6 to 9||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 9 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:||Boxtrolls|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Boxtrolls is a quirky stop motion animation film from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman. It is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.
Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempsead Wright) is an orphan who is raised by Boxtrolls. Boxtrolls are little friendly trolls who live underground and who collect and reuse trash for their inventions. However, the town’s people believe that Boxtrolls are scary monsters who steal their children and their precious cheese.
When Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) is promised a leadership role in the town if he eliminates all the Boxtrolls, Eggs must venture above ground to save them. Eggs meets a girl name Winnie (Elle Fanning) and together they must try to stop the evil exterminators, save the Boxtrolls and convince the town that the trolls are actually good.
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.
Kidnapping; separation from parents; children as victims; death of a parent
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.
Children in this age group may also be scared or disturbed by 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.
Some of the younger children in this age group may be scared or disturbed by some of the above mentioned scenes but there is mostly 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
None of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
None of concern
There are some mild insults, including:
The Boxtrolls is a quirky and spooky animated film about the problems of wanting to fit in and to be something that you are not. It is ideal for children over the age of 9. Because of the themes and the scary elements of this film, parental guidance is recommended for younger children.
The main messages from this movie are:
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 the real-life consequences of passing on, and believing in, rumours.
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