Not recommended under 5; parental guidance recommended 5-8 (Violence; Scary scenes and characters)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to violence, and scary scenes and characters.|
|Children aged 5 to 8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, and scary scenes and characters.|
|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:||Minions|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The latest film from the Despicable Me franchise follows the lives of the minions Kevin, Bob and Stuart (all voiced by Pierre Coffin) before they met Gru.
Kevin, Stuart, Bob and their colony of minions are born to serve an evil master and when they find themselves alone in an icy cave without anyone to serve, the minions become depressed. Kevin recruits Bob and Stuart to go out into the world and find a new evil boss.
Luckily, the first ever female super-villain, Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock), is looking for new henchmen. But will the minions have what it takes to win the job?
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.
Depression; natural disasters; crime
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.
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 nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There are some mild coarse language and insults in this movie, including:
Minions is a funny action movie that is likely to be enjoyed by both children and adults. It features characters first seen in Despicable Me. It is most suitable for children aged 8 and over, because there are violent scenes involving weapons such as guns, bombs and grenades, frequent explosions, and a number of scary characters. Because of these violent and scary elements of the film, it is not recommended for children under 5 and parental guidance is recommended for children between the ages of 5 -8 years who may also be disturbed.
The main message from this movie is to follow your dreams.
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