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Not recommended under 5, PG to 10 (Violence, Disturbing scenes, Coarse language)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes|
|Children 5-9||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, disturbing scenes and coarse language.|
|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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||G-Force|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild violence|
|Length:||88 minutes minutes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
G-Force, directed by Hoyt Yeatman and produced by Jerry Bruickheimer, is an animated film that follows the adventures of a group of animals who have been specially trained to work as US government agents. Under the direction of animal behavioural researcher Dr. Ben Kendall (voice of Zach Galifianakis), this crack team uncovers an evil plot linked to the launching of a new wireless communication system, “Cluster Storm”, developed by electronics entrepreneur Leonard Saber (Bill Nighy).
The animals discover that the new Saber system has the capacity to remotely communicate with every “Saber” brand household appliance, converting harmless goods such as coffee machines into deadly weapons. Together, the G-Force operate covertly to prevent the destructive plan for world domination. This secret anti-espionage group consists of guinea pigs Darwin (Sam Rockwell), Blaster (Tracy Morgan) and Juarez (Penelope Cruz), Speckles the mole (Nicholas Cage) and the blowfly Mooch (Edwin Louis). Along the way, the team are hampered by the efforts of FBI agents Trigstad (Gabriel Casseus) and Carter (Jack Conley), who aim to shut down the G-Force operation. As the situation becomes critical, the G-Force team realises that one of their own members has betrayed them, resulting in a bitter battle to save the world.
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.
Death of loved ones; Betrayal
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 frequent mild animated and comedic 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by the above mentioned scenes.
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 no additional scenes that are likely to scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen.
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.
Nothing of concern
None of concern
There are some implicit sexual references in this movie, including:
None of concern
There is some substance use in this movie, including:
There is some suggestive and mild coarse language in this movie, including:
G-Force is an entertaining light-weight animated comedy adventure with impressive special effects but little storyline.
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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