Not recommended under 6; parental guidance recommended 6 to 8 due to violence and scary scenes.
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|Children under 6||Not recommended due to animated violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 6 to 8||Parent guidance recommended due to animated violence and 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:||Storks|
|Consumer advice lines:||Some scenes may scare very young children|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Storks used to be responsible for delivering babies all around the world, but these days, it's more profitable and reliable for them to just deliver parcels. Babies are risky business!
At cornerstore.com, a huge offshore delivery company run by storks, an up and coming corporate climber, 'Junior' (voice of Andy Samberg) is looking forward to promotion. The only catch is that he has to find a way to fire the company's only human employee, the calamitous orphan Tulip (voice of Katie Crown).
Junior's chance at a promotion is jeopardised when Tulip accidently turns on the ancient baby-making machine and creates the first baby that the company has made for decades. Junior thinks that the best way to deal with the situation is to deliver the baby as quickly as they can without letting his boss find out. A wild adventure follows which sees Junior and Tulip form a strong friendship while on their perilous journey to deliver the baby. Meanwhile, head boss of cornerstore.com, Hunter (voice of Kelsey Grammer), has discovered their baby delivery plan and plots to sabotage their efforts.
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.
The question of where babies come from; the importance of family; being an only child; being an orphan; adoption; friendship
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could worry children aged five to eight, including the following:
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.
Ther is nothing likely to disturb this age group
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
Adult characters laugh about how babies are made now that storks don’t deliver them and the story might lead to questions about how babies are made.
One of the characters is in a sauna and when he steps outside his towel falls off. The bottom half of his body is seen as a blur.
Nothing of concern
There is some mild coarse language and insults in this movie, including:
Storks is a fast-paced comedy adventure which is sweet, silly and sometimes very funny. The film is not recommended for children under 6 and parent guidance is recommended for 6 to 8 year olds due to violence and scary scenes. There is some humour targeted towards older viewers, and children may be puzzled and ask about how babies are really made.
The main messages from this movie are the value of childhood and the importance of friendship and family.
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