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Not recommended under 7, PG to 9 (Violence; Scary scenes)
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|Children under 7||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 7-9||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
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:||Hoodwinked Too! Hood versus Evil|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Hoodwinked Too! opens with the Happy Ever After (HEA) agents the Big Bad Wolf (voice of Patrick Warburton), Granny Puckett (Glen Close) and Twitchy (Cory Edwards) attempting to rescue two children, Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler), who are being held prisoner by a wicked witch (Joan Cusack). Unfortunately the rescue doesn’t go as planned and the witch escapes with not only Hansel and Gretel, but Granny as well.
Meanwhile, Red Riding Hood (Hayden Panettiere) is off on special assignment training with the Sisterhood of the Kung Fu Bakers, and is about to undertake her final trial when a secret recipe is stolen.
Red and the Wolf are now partnered to find Hansel and Gretel, rescue Granny and catch the recipe thief. Of course, all does not go smoothly at first, and Hansel and Gretel may not be the innocent victims they at first seem.
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.
Fairy tales; kidnapping
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.
Hoodwinked Too! contains animated violence and accidental harm which are largely portrayed in a comical manner with real life consequences not depicted and characters rarely injured. Children may imitate some of the violence depicted. 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be scared by some of 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.
Most children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film
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 sexual references and crude humour 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 mild coarse language and name calling that children may imitate. Alternate words are substituted for stronger coarse language. Examples include:
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil is an animated comedy based on fairytale characters, targeted at primary school aged children and older. It contains scenes that may scare children under seven and violence and language that may be imitated by younger children. It is not as clever and enjoyable for adults as the first Hoodwinked film.
The main messages from this movie are:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may wish to discuss with younger children the make-believe nature of the animated violence depicted in the film and discuss the real life consequences that would result from this type of violence.
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