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Not recommended under 5, PG 5-10 (Scary scenes; Sexual references)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to scary scenes|
|Children 5-10||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes and sexual references|
|Children aged over 10||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:||Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild scary scenes and crude humour|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The third film of this animated trilogy begins with Ellie (Queen Latifa) and Manny (Ray Romano) expecting their first mammoth child at any day. As the couple prepare excitedly for their new arrival, Sid, the sloth, (John Leguizamo) and Diego, the sabre toothed tiger, (Denis Leary) begin to question their role within the herd that they have grown to love and start to wonder whether this is the time for them to explore the world.
Diego leaves to search for adventure and to capture his ever disappearing youth, as Sid finds trouble when he adopts three abandoned eggs to create his own ready-made family. Chaos ensues when the eggs hatch and three baby dinosaurs are born. Sid loves his new role as ‘Mummy’ but things get complicated when the dinosaurs’ real mother comes searching for her babies and in anger takes the babies and Sid into the hidden Dinosaur world under the ice.
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.
Abandonment, family breakdown
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 and accidental harm in this movie including:Two squirrels have a physical fight over an acorn
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, particular as they are made more intense by 3-D effects, 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 may be scared by some of the scenes described above
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be scared by some of the scenes described above
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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film
None of concern
There are a few scenes where there is sexual innuendo between the adult animals, including:
None of concern
None of concern
None of concern
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is an animated adventure similar to the first two films in the Ice Age trilogy, accentuated this time around with 3-D technology. It is fast-paced and likely to keep young and older viewers entertained.
The main message from this movie is that families come in all shapes and sizes and should stick together.
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 the real-life consequences of adoption.
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