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Parental guidance under 5; suitable for ages 5 and over (slapstick violence, sad and scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Parental guidance recommended due to slapstick violence, sad themes (separation from parents, saying farewell to friends) and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5 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:||A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon|
|Consumer advice lines:||General|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Shaun the Sheep (voiced by Justin Fletcher) and his friends are bored: it is difficult to have a bit of fun under the watchful eyes of the farm's herding dog. The farm animals' routine is shaken up one night when Lu-La (voiced by Amalia Vitale), a mysterious extra-terrestrial creature, shows up at the farm. Shaun and his friends soon discover that Lu-La is friendly, playful, always hungry, and in need of help: She has to get back to her spaceship so she can return to her home planet and her parents. Matters get complicated when Agent Red (Kate Harbour), an ambitious UFO-hunting agent, arrives to capture the alien. Everyone must work together and make use of Lu-La's teleporting powers so she can be reunited with her parents.
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.
Friendship; teamwork; bravery; cleverness; resourcefulness; importance of family.
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 slapstick violence in this movie where no one gets seriously hurt or injured, 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 violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb 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.
There is some nudity in this movie, including:
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, like the previous Shaun the Sheep movie and TV series, is stop-motion entertainment with no dialogue – characters communicate non-verbally and with sounds. Containing a lot of funny scenes and many positive messages, the film is suitable for a family audience, though parental guidance is recommended for children under 5.
The main messages from this movie are that you can be friends even if you come from very different places and that you can achieve great things when you work together.
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:
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