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Not recommended under 8; Parental guidance to 10 (Violence and scary scenes).
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children 8 to 10||Parental guidance recommended.|
|Children over the age of 10||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:||How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes and violence.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This is the third in the series of How to Train Your Dragon movies based on the books by Cressida Crowell. Hiccup (voice of Jay Baruchel) is now the chief of the Viking tribe of Berk, where he has created a peaceful haven for dragons. He discovers, however, that an evil villain named Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham) is capturing dragons with the aim of killing them all. Along with several of his men and women, including Astrid (America Ferrera), Hiccup attacks the fortress where the dragons have been imprisoned to set them free.
Grimmel has a secret weapon however, in the form a beautiful white night fury, (the light fury) which he plans to use to lure Toothless away. Grimmel believes that if he captures the alpha dragon then all the others will follow. Many battles ensue, and Hiccup decides that the only way for the dragons to survive is to find the mythical land of the hidden world, which his father had told him about. Hiccup leads his tribe on the search for this mysterious place with mixed feelings. Toothless must decide whether to follow his heart or his loyal companion.
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.
Dragons; vikings; fantasy; warfare.
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 a lot of animated violence throughout 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 many 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.
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.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is an animated adventure story in which the hero, Hiccup, must lead his tribe and dragons to safety to protect them from an evil villain whose aim is to destroy all dragons. It has a predictable ending and a weak storyline but will appeal to older children and teens. There is more violence in this movie than the original How to Train Your Dragon movie and therefore is not recommended to children under 8.
The main messages from this movie are to respect all creatures on the Earth and not to destroy that which we fear but to try to understand and conquer our fears.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
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