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Not suitable under 3; parental guidance to 5 (violence, crude humour)
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|Children under 3||Not suitable due to violence and crude humour.|
|Children aged 3–5||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and crude humour.|
|Children aged 6–10||Ok for this age group.|
|Children aged 11 and over||Ok for this age group, though may lack interest.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Argonuts|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild animated violence and crude humour|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Adopted by a vegetarian cat called Sam (voice of Mark Camacho), young mouse Pattie (voice of Sonja Ball) dreams of becoming a heroine like her elderly idol, Jason (voice of Terrence Scammell), who led the legendary crew of the Argo on their historic adventures. It was Jason who brought back the Golden Fleece, ensuring the protection, prosperity and perfect unity of all who dwell within the city limits. Sam wants nothing more than to keep Pattie safe and close by his side, so he secretly sabotages her chance to travel abroad. However, it would seem that the fates want Pattie to have a life of adventure and they will not be dissuaded. When a splendid statue of Zeus is unveiled, Poseidon (voice of Terrence Scammell) is deeply enraged. He takes the Golden Fleece and demands that they create an equally marvellous statue of him, or else the entire town will suffer a cataclysmic event and be wiped off the face of the Earth. Pattie remembers an ancient map with directions to a huge, emerald-shaped trident and, with the help of a seagull named Chickos (voice of Whyatt Bowen), she makes sure that Jason sees the map and that he explains his perfect plan to the townspeople. When Chickos sees that Jason and his skeletal crew (who have been brought back from the dead) are not quite up to the physical standards they used to be, he enlists Pattie’s help to sail the Argo and save the town. Terrified of losing his daughter, Sam joins the voyage too. The unusual crew face all manner of tests and trials and eventually make it to the island they seek, only to discover that the map they had pinned all their hopes on is nothing more than a Cyclops trick to lure sailors and treasure hunters to their deaths. With time running out, can Pattie and the Argonuts find a way to salvage their mission and save the town, or will they all perish in the process?
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 breakdown; Deceit; Bullying and ridicule; Settling for less than your dreams.
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.
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:
Argonuts is an animated adventure, taking familiar aspects of an old story and weaving together a new, but predictable plot. The film contains some crude humour featuring Cyclops bottoms, snot and vomit. While not suitable for children under 3, it will be most enjoyed by children under 10 and families looking for something to watch together.
The main messages from this movie are to never give up on your dreams or on anything you set out to achieve; to believe in yourself even if others don’t; and that by working together you can achieve the impossible.
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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