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Not recommended under 5, parental guidance 5-8 due to violence and scary scenes
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 5 to 8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 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.
|Name of movie:||Captain Underpants: The first epic movie|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild crude humour|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Captain Underpants: The first epic movie is an animated movie about the comic creation of two best school mates George (voice of Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch). George and Harold attend the Jerome Horowitz Elementary School which is run by mean Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms) who believes in a most austere type of education. George and Harold are continually getting into trouble for their pranks they play. They spend the evenings in George’s tree house writing the Captain Underpants comics. Captain Underpants is a dim-witted super hero who flies around in just his underpants.
When Krupp threatens to permanently separate George and Harold they have to come up with a plan. George tries out his hypnotising ring on Krupp and discovers it works and so he turns him into Captain Underpants. As a result, Jerome Horowitz now becomes a fun school with music, art and a fun fair. Things are going well until the arrival of the evil Professor Poopypants (Nick Kroll) whose main aim is to rid the planet of laughter. The battle is then on between Captain Underpants, alternating as Krupp, and Poopypants.
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.
None of concern
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 a lot of comic violence in this movie, some examples include:
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.
Nothing of concern
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.
Nothing of concern
Only imitation brands
There is mild flirtation between Krupp and a school assistant called Edith.
Captain Underpants is, as suggested, dressed only in underpants
Nothing of concern
There is coarse language in this movie, including:
Captain Underpants: the first epic movie is a comic animated film based on the very popular book series by Dav Pilkey. It is aimed at school age children and its frequent toilet humour will probably appeal to this age group. The film’s underlying message about the grimness of a world without any fun is probably right, but it is taken to an extreme.
There are some scenes and characters that might scare young children, so it is not recommended for under-fives and parental guidance is recommended for children aged between five and eight.
The main message from this movie is that everyone needs a little fun in their lives.
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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Content is not age appropriate for children this age