Not recommended under 4 and parental guidance recommended to 7, due to violent and scary scenes, and some coarse language that children may imitate
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|Children under 4||Not recommended under 4 and parental guidance recommended to 7, due to violent and scary scenes, and some coarse language that children may imitate|
|Children aged 4 to 7||Parental guidance recommended due to some violent and scary scenes and some coarse language that children may imitate.|
|Children aged 7 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:||Early man|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Early Man is a claymation film by the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run.
The central character is Dug (voice of Eddie Redmayne) who lives with his funny and happy tribe in a remote and lush valley sitting within a large crater that was formed when an asteroid smashed into the Earth millions of years earlier. Until this point, the tribe has been blissfully unaware of the rest of the human population. One day, their peaceful valley is infiltrated by soldiers riding in on the back of armoured mammoths. The soldiers chase out the stone-age tribe as they take over the valley in the hunt for metals to mine. Dug finds himself transported to a large and bustling bronze-age metropolis ruled by the comically evil and greedy Lord Nooth (voice of Tom Hiddleston). In a mad-cap chase, Dug races through the city and mistakenly ends up running right onto the football pitch where he is thrown into the role of goal keeper. When the team discovers he is no football player but in fact a stone-age caveman they are outraged. Dug bravely stands up in front of the crowd and demands that his tribe be given the chance to play football against the reigning champions. If they win, they will be able to return to their valley in peace, but if they lose they will be forced to work down in the mines.
Now Dug must return to his tribe and teach them how to play football in the hope they can win the game, but it’s not as easy as he imagines. They may not be the most skilled players, but their strength is that they are a great team with a united goal. Will Dug and his team be able to win the game and get their valley back?
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.
Football; ancient man; displaced people; colonialism; wealth and greed
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 mild animated 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.
None of concern
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.
None 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.
None of concern
None of concern in the film but tie-in merchandise is likely
There are some mild sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some mild nudity in this movie and toilet humour, including:
Nothing of concern
There is some mild coarse language in this movie that young children might imitate, including:
Early Man is a very entertaining movie with great stop-motion animation, witty one-liners and plenty of humour that both adults and children can enjoy. There are some violent and scary scenes that might upset very young children and some language that parents would prefer their children not to imitate, but otherwise it is a family-friendly movie.
The main messages from this movie are that working together as a team is much stronger than just looking out for yourself and that forcing people to move off their ancestral land for financial gain is bad.
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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