PG under 6 (Violence; Coarse language)
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|Children under 6||Not recommended due to violence and coarse language|
|Children 6 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:||Hop|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
E.B. (voice of Russell Brand) is set to take over the family business – the very important role of being the Easter Bunny. However, E.B. dreams of playing the drums in a band and, just before he is given the special magical powers of the Easter Bunny, he makes a run for Hollywood.
Meanwhile Fred (James Marsden), an unemployed 20 year old, is struggling to find his passion in life and has been kicked out of the family home. When he accidentally hits E.B. with his car, Fred thinks that this talking rabbit is the same Easter Bunny that he saw as a young boy. He agrees to help E.B. follow his pop music dreams by taking him to an audition.
The current Easter Bunny (Hugh Laurie) is worried about the whereabouts of his son so sends out his personal guards, the Pink Berets, to bring E.B. home. E.B. and Fred have to dodge the Pink Berets as they travel round Hollywood.
Things become more complicated when Carlos the chick (Hank Azaria), the Easter Bunny’s main helper, plots a takeover with the aim of becoming the ‘Easter Chick’.
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.
Family conflict; animal distress
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.
Hop contains some violent scenes, 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:
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 are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie
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:
None of concern
None of concern
There are some coarse language and insults in this movie that young children may imitate, including:
Hop is an animated adventure with an Easter theme. It explores conflicts between the expectations of parents and dreams of children and the consequences that result when these clash.
The main messages from this movie are
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may also wish to discuss
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