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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (Violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 5–8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children over the age of 8||Suitable 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:||Dora and the Lost City of Gold|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild sense of threat|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Dora (Isabela Moner) has been brought up in the Amazonian jungle by her professor parents, Elena (Eva Longoria) and Cole (Michael Pena), who have home-schooled her. They have instilled in Dora a love of exploring and a love for the jungle. Elena and Cole’s main ambition is to discover the famed lost city of Parapata, known for its mythical treasure trove of gold. Now sixteen years old, Dora’s parents decide to send her to live with her cousin Diego (Jeff Wahlberg) and her Aunt, Uncle and Grandmother in the city where she can attend high school. Dora is afraid of leaving the world she knows but her mother tells her to just be herself and she’ll be fine.
At high school Dora takes her mother at her word and treats everyone as if they’re her best friend. This soon gets her into trouble as she is seen as socially inept, much to the embarrassment of Diego. Whilst on a school excursion, treasure hunters set out to trap Dora in order to use her to find her parents and, of course, Parapata. Dora is with Diego and two friends, Sabrina (Pia Miller) and Randy (Nicholas Coombe), when they are kidnapped by the treasure hunters. They are taken to the jungle where they meet Alejandro (Eugenio Erbez) who tells them he’s a friend of Dora’s parents and will help them escape. Things go from bad to worse as Dora and her friends escape from the bandits and try to reach her parents. They meet all sorts of danger along the way and puzzles to solve, requiring them to use all of their powers of deduction. This continues even when they finally find Elena and Cole and the fabled Parapata.
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.
Adventure and exploring
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.
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:
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Some name calling such as:
Dora and the Lost City of Gold is an adventure movie requiring Dora and her friends to use all of their powers of deduction to save themselves and Dora’s parents. Having grown up in the jungle, Dora is a little naïve and she is also oblivious to the nasty comments from her school peers. She relies on her knowledge and her skills to solve her problems. While the movie does contain some violence and scary scenes, they are mostly brief and the impending threat is short lived. It is therefore not recommended for under 5’s and parental guidance is recommended for 5 – 8 year olds but it is likely to be a great movie for ‘tweens’.
The main messages from this movie are to be yourself and not let other peoples’ opinions upset you and the importance of teamwork.
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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