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Not recommended under 5, PG to 10 (Scary scenes).
This topic contains:
|Children under 5
|Children aged 5-10
|Parental guidance recommended
|Children over 10
|OK without parental guidance
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:
|Last Mimzy, The
|Consumer advice lines:
|Consumer advice lines Mild Themes, Infrequent mild coarse language
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Noah (Chris O’Neil) and Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn ) Wilder are two young children who are looking forward to the Easter break in their family beach house. While playing on the beach they find a mysterious octagonal shaped box which opens of its own accord and contains strange objects, some of which look like small blue rocks. The children take the box and its contents home where they hide it from their parents. They find that the objects have a life form of their own which Emma manages to generate by spinning them. Emma also finds a rabbit in the box that talks only to her and tells her its name is Mimzy.
Emma and Noah increasingly begin to display levels of high intelligence. Noah, who has previously struggled at school, now designs a highly technological spider’s web, much to the amazement of his teachers and parents. Their possessions become the focus of a huge FBI alert however, when unwittingly, Noah unleashes a huge power surge which blacks out half of the state. The whole family is taken into custody and Emma needs to find a way to wrest Mimzy from the authorities and send her back to her own time zone before it’s too late.
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.
Aliens, time travel, psychic phenomena.
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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
None of concern
None of concern
None of concern
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Last Mimzy is a science fiction movie made for older children and one that adults can also enjoy. It has excellent visual graphics and a good story line.
The main message from this movie is not to lose our humanity in the pursuit of knowledge and technology.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the importance of having care and concern for others. It could also give them the opportunity to discuss their beliefs about life on other planets and the possibility of time travel.
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