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Parental guidance under 6 (scary scenes and themes)
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|Children under 6||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 6 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:||Ice Age: Collision Course|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Ice Age: Collision Course, an animated adventure film, is the fifth instalment of the Ice Age movie series. The film begins as Scrat (Chris Wedge) attempts to chase an acorn he discovers. He is eventually catapulted outside Earth, where he unintentionally sets in motion a dangerous series of events that threaten to destroy the entire planet. There is an asteroid catapulting towards earth, and the team of friends, including Manny (Ray Romano), Ellie (Queen Latifah), Sid (John Leguizamo), Diego (Denis Leary), and Buck (Simon Pegg), are forced to figure out how to stop it. Buck ultimately comes up with a plan that involves journeying to the valley where the meteors have been landing and creating a magnetic space that may potentially divert the impending asteroid.
In addition to the central plot, the movie involves individual sub-plots related to several of the main characters. Optimistic Sid is still on a quest to find his one true love, whilst Manny is a parent struggling with his daughter growing up and getting married.
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.
Potential world destruction; Space and astronomy: Adventure and exploration; Friendship and relationships
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.
None of concern
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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 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 mild sexual references, including:
There is some coarse language that children might imitate, including:
Ice Age: Collision Course, the 5th film in the Ice Age series, is a light-hearted family film that centres on an unlikely group of individuals tasked with saving the world. It is likely to be popular with fans of the previous films and to attract some new young viewers. Parental guidance is recommended for children under 6 due to some scary scenes and themes.
With impending disaster in the form of an asteroid rocketing towards Earth, the movie’s plot highlights the importance of being able to work together as a team in order to achieve common goals. It centres on the supportive nature of friendships, and the positive outcomes of having people around who can be relied upon during times of stress or crisis. The movie also presents the characters as individuals who do not always take life, or themselves, too seriously – despite facing danger and life-threatening events.
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