Not recommended under 7, parental guidance recommended 7-10 (Violent and scary scenes)
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|Children under 7||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes, and some coarse language.|
|Children aged 7-10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 10 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:||Dinosaur Island|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language, some scenes may scare young children|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
One day Lucas Winton (Darius Williams) discovers a mysterious crystal hidden away in his grandmother’s house. Later, when Lucas is on a plane on his way to visit his father, the crystal begins to act strangely and Lucas is magically transported to an unknown island full of dinosaurs.
On the island, Lucas meets a girl named Kate (Kate Rasmussen), who was stranded on the island in the 1950’s. The two of them must work together and use what they know about geology and dinosaurs to avoid being attacked and to find a way home.
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 parents; animal distress and cruelty to animals; death of a family member; natural disasters; plane crash
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.
Some younger children in this age group may also be scared or disturbed by the above mentioned scenes
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.
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There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Dinosaur Island is an entertaining action movie with dinosaurs on a mysterious island. It teaches children about the importance of working together and using your brain to solve problems. This movie is ideal for children over the age of 10. Because of the violent and scary scenes in the film, parental guidance is guidance is recommended for 7-10 years olds and this film is not recommended for children under the age of 7.
The main messages from this movie are:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss the importance of not being cruel to animals and the importance of listening and participating in class.
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