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Not suitable under 6; parental guidance to 7 (violence and 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.
|Name of movie:||Croods, The: A New Age|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Croods: A New Age begins with seeing Guy (voice of Ryan Reynolds) orphaned as a child. He grows up alone but as a teenager he meets Eep (Emma Stone), a member of the Crood family. It is instant attraction and Guy is welcomed into the Crood family. Eep’s father, Grug (Nicolas Cage), however, is not happy with the thought of Guy and Eep setting out on their own and leaving the tribe.
Grug therefore, sets out to find a paradise where they will all be happy and, in doing so, finds the walled home of Phil (Peter Dinklage) and Hope (Leslie Mann) Betterman. The Bettermans were friends of Guy's parents and sees this chance encounter as their answer to finding their daughter, Dawn (Kelly Marie Tran), a partner in Guy. The Bettermans believe they are better and more evolved than the Croods and set out to rid themselves of the Croods, while keeping Guy. However, things get complicated when Grug eats the forbidden fruit – bananas, and they find themselves under attack by an army of aggressive punch monkeys.
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.
Prehistoric era; Cavemen and women; Teen romance; Survival.
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 violence throughout this movie such as punching, throwing rocks and spears, and physical combat. 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.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Croods: A New Age is an animated movie set in prehistoric times. The cave people are often in peril and their lives are all about survival and finding food. As such, there is a lot of comic violence, however, some of the scenes are quite intense and scary. There are also several scary looking creatures. The movie is therefore not suitable for children under 6 and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 6 – 7 years old.
The main messages from this movie are that we are stronger when we work as a group and that we shouldn't fear people who are different.
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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