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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 8–10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 10||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:||DC League of Super-Pets|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild animated fantasy violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Krypto (voice of Dwayne Johnson), the super dog, has been Superman’s (John Krasinski) best friend since he was sent to Earth with him as a baby. Krypto joins Superman on all his missions to fight crime in Metropolis. However, Krypto is feeling threatened by Superman’s relationship with Lois Lane (Olivia Wilde), as the two have become very close. Meanwhile, Metropolis is under threat from the evil Lex Luthor (Marc Maron), who is intent on destroying it. This time it’s Luthor’s laboratory experiment, a trained guinea pig called Lulu (Kate McKinnon), who has become the main threat. Lulu has managed to obtain a source of orange kryptonite that gives super powers to pets, which, together with her training, turns her into an evil monster. Lulu, with her band of followers, manages to capture Superman and all of the superheroes who have come to his aid. It is now up to Krypto to save his best friend and Metropolis itself.
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.
Superheroes; Fantasy; Animals in peril.
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 in this movie, some of it done for laughs, and includes a lot of explosions, punches, fighting, crashes etc, in which no-one gets seriously hurt. 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
DC League of Super-Pets is an animated, superhero, comic movie that is fast-paced and action-packed. The movie is full of violence, which is in comic style so no-one actually gets hurt but some characters do appear injured or even dead at some points. There are also a couple of quite scary scenes. In addition, some of the jokes are adult in nature, though likely to go over the heads of children. For these reasons, the movie is not suitable for children under 8 and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 8 to 10.
The main messages from this movie are that it is not super powers that make you a hero; and that love means putting the needs others before your own.
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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