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Not suitable under 6; parental guidance to 7 (violence, scary scenes)
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|Children under 6||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 6–7||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Big Trip 2: Special Delivery|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Oscar, the talkative hare (voice of Jesse McCartney), is up to his harebrained antics, much to the disapproval of Mic-Mic, the grumpy bear (voice of Pauly Shore). Then, no sooner had the two been reminiscing about their friend Panda, who had mistakenly been delivered to Mic-Mic’s doorstep as a baby, that Panda turns up to see his old pals. Shortly after, the three discover with shock that another baby has arrived, this time a baby grizzly. When the stork, Carl, delivers the post and sees the grizzly bear cub, he is determined to return the bear to its rightful parents in the hope of redeeming his previous failure of delivering Panda to the wrong home. The grizzly bear cub is intended to be the child of Presidential Candidate, John Grizzly, who is keen for his baby to arrive as he is not eligible to run for Presidency unless he is a parent. However, Don Vulture, who is disliked by the other forest animals, will stop at nothing to prevent the arrival of the baby grizzly, sabotage the election and ensure he remains in his role as undefeated President of the United Woods of America. So, the race is on with Mic-Mic, Oscar and Panda teaming up with Carl and their new-found friend, Michaela, against Don Vulture’s sinister pack of vultures and hyenas.
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.
Separation from a parent; Kidnapping of a baby; Adoption; Election sabotage.
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 coarse language in this movie, including:
Big Trip 2: Special Delivery is an animated sequel to The Big Trip (2020), though, while references are made to the story of the first film, it is not essential to watch the first prior to Big Trip 2. The movie is action-packed and likely to appeal to many children, however, parents and older children may find the voices annoying, and due to the violence and scary scenes this film is best suited for children aged 8 and over.
The main messages from this movie are to treat people how you would like to be treated; and that it’s often easier to push through the difficult times if you are part of a team that works together and supports each other.
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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