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Not suitable under 7; parental guidance to 10 (violence, themes, scary scenes)
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|Children under 7||Not suitable due to violence, scary scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 7–10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes and themes.|
|Children over the age of 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:||Lightyear|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild science fiction themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In uncharted space, 4.2 million light years from Earth, space ranger Buzz (voice of Chris Evans), Commander Hawthorn (voice of Uzo Aduba) and a rookie ranger are investigating an alien planet when they are attacked by destructive vines and they, along with another 1,200 crew members, are marooned. Feeling responsible for what happened, Buzz takes it upon himself to find them all a way home. He mans the test flights while they try to figure out the correct fuel combination to enable them to reach hyperspace. Each flight is only 4 minutes long but each time Buzz returns, at least 4 years has passed. He watches Commander Hawthorn’s family grow as he returns from each mission, and he befriends the robotic cat, Sox (voice of Peter Sohn), she has left behind for him. It is Sox who, after 62 years, finally cracks the hyperspace code and accompanies Buzz on a final test flight. The pair return to find that the planet has been taken over by the evil robot Zurg (voice of James Brolin) and his lethal robotic army. With only a motley crew of would-be space rangers, including Hawthorn’s granddaughter, Izzy (voice of Keke Palmer), and former convict and explosives specialist, Darby Steel (voice of Dale Soules), Buzz must try to defeat the robots, destroy their ship and get everyone home like he promised. The only problem is that everyone else is already home and Buzz, who has missed a lifetime, must figure out where he belongs.
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.
Time travel; Separation from family; The lack of family; Danger from alternate life forms; Loneliness.
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.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Lightyear is a Disney-Pixar animated adventure, featuring a wonderful cast, excellent animation and a range of diverse characters. The violence and themes may be a bit much for younger viewers but families with older children and fans of the original, Toy Story film series, will find something to like in Lightyear.
The main messages from this movie are to never give up; that it is ok to ask for help; that home is wherever you make it; and that if you are haunted by past mistakes, it is important to let them go and find forgiveness within yourself.
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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