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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance 5-6 (Violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to animated violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5–6||Parental guidance recommended due to animated violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 7 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:||Arctic Justice|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes, animated violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Swifty (voice of Jeremy Renner) (and Young Swifty - Anderson Lewis) is a young arctic fox who feels he’s invisible because his colour blends so well into the environment. He admires the top dogs, particularly Duke (Mike Medson), who deliver the all-important packages to the residents of Taugasville. Swifty dreams of becoming top dog one day (even though he’s a fox) and works hard to follow his heroes. When he does grow up, he gets a job processing parcels at ABDS (Arctic Blast Delivery Service). Swifty’s friend Jade (Heidi Klum) has returned to Taugasville after completing an engineering degree. She asks Swifty to deliver some important parcels to Otto Von Walrus (John Cleese). Swifty is dismayed when he finds Otto to be an aggressive, nasty walrus who walks on robotic legs.
Swifty’s curiosity is roused and he returns to Otto Von Walrus’ cave to discover what Otto is doing behind the iron doors of his house. He finds that Otto is building a huge drill to drill into the Arctic shelf and destroy the polar caps to bring on climate change. Swifty and his friends have a hard job ahead of them to prevent Otto carrying out his menacing plans. Swifty also realises he can use his invisibility to his advantage.
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.
Animals in peril; Climate change
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.
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:
Arctic Justice is an animated comedy/drama made for children. The movie alludes to climate change but doesn’t really explain it and may lack interest for older children. There is a lot of slapstick violence and other menacing threats that could scare young children. It is therefore not suitable for under 5’s and parental guidance is recommended for 5-6 year olds.
The main messages from this movie are that good triumphs over evil and that we all have our own unique talents.
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:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the importance of looking after the environment.
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