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Not suitable under 6; not recommended under 7; parental guidance for 7 year olds (scary scenes)
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|Children under 6||Not suitable due to scary scenes.|
|Children aged 6||Not recommended due to scary scenes.|
|Children aged 7||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 7||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:||Klaus|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild nudity, mild themes, mild violence, scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Jesper (voice of Jason Schwartzman) is a privileged and spoilt young man who is completely useless at every job he does. In despair, his father sends him to a remote island to be their postman. Smeerensburg is a freezing, isolated place in the Arctic Circle, whose inhabitants are feuding clans. The Krums and the Ellingboes hardly speak to each other, let alone send letters, so Jesper finds himself with little to do. Even the teacher at the local school, Alva (Rashida Jones) is disillusioned with teaching and has become a fish monger.
Feeling rather desperate, Jesper goes for a long walk and discovers an old woodcutter’s cottage that appears empty. He goes inside to find it is full of toys. Klaus (J.K. Simmons), the owner, enters the house looking menacing with an axe in hand. Jesper discovers that Klaus is a sad old man who has lost his wife. The two eventually become friends and together transform Smeerensburg into a place with laughing children and happiness. The feud ends, the school returns to teaching and the magical lore of bringing toys to children, who hang stockings on the fireplace in anticipation, is born.
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.
Christmas; Feuds; Redemption.
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 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.
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Klaus is an animated family movie about the origins of Santa Claus. The story exposes the futility of senseless fighting which only brings sadness and sorrow, and highlights that being kind and showing generosity changes everyone for the good. The movie is dark and scary in places and is therefore not suitable for children under 6, not recommended for children under 7 and parental guidance is recommended for 7 year olds.
The main messages from this movie are that one act of goodwill always sparks another and that it is much better to be kind.
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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