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Not suitable under 6; parental guidance to 9 (violence, themes, imitative behaviour)
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|Children under 6||Not suitable due to themes, violence, and imitative behaviour.|
|Children aged 6–9||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, violence, and imitative behaviour.|
|Children over the age of 9||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:||Addams Family 2, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, animated violence and crude humour|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
After an outstanding presentation at a school fair, Wednesday Addams (voice of Chloe Grace Moretz) feels jilted by the fact that her breakthrough contribution to science was ignored and that every student was given a prize merely for participating. Disgruntled by the snub, she is not appeased by the keen interest shown by Dr Cyrus Strange (voice of Bill Hader), a mad scientist obsessed with genetic mutations. Wednesday is mortified by the fact that her family has disobeyed her instructions not to attend the fair, along with the fact they are responsible for inadvertently setting the entire place on fire. Wanting nothing to do with her unusual family, she seeks to maintain her distance at all times. However, this drives her father, Gomez (voice of Oscar Isaac), to organize a family road trip in an effort to bring them closer together. Wednesday’s mother, Morticia (voice of Charlize Theron), recognises her daughter’s need for solitude but goes along with her husband’s plan to see the States in an Addams-style mobile home. They are joined by Wednesday’s brother, Pugsley (voice of Javon “Wanna” Walton), the children’s Uncle Fester (voice of Nick Kroll) and their servant Lurch (voice of Conrad Vernon). Cousin It (voice of Snoop Dog) also makes a brief appearance. While the family enjoys their own adventures at such iconic spots as Niagara Falls, The Alamo, Death Valley and the Grand Canyon they are relentlessly pursued by a lawyer (voice of Wallace Shawn) acting on behalf of Dr Strange, who claims that Wednesday is his long-lost daughter and who does everything in his power to destroy the Addams family and end their relationship with Wednesday. Wednesday’s response goes to show that even though her family is unusual, there are some bonds that cannot be broken.
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 challenges; Child rebellion; Sibling rivalry; Cruelty to others; Dishonesty in scientific experimentation and animal testing.
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 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
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 is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Addams Family 2 (a standalone sequel to the 2019 film, The Addams Family) is an animated adventure with a predictable plot and lots of crude humour, often involving poo: lion poo, driving into a massive pile of poo, being blown out of the Grand Canyon on a port-a-potty and Uncle Fester having an “accident”. This is a film that will be best enjoyed by slightly older children and fans of the Addams Family. Not suitable under 6 and parental guidance to 9.
The main messages from this movie are to be true to yourself even when you are different from everyone else; that great thinkers need obstacles to function; and that the invisible bonds that bind a family are far stronger than we may imagine.
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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