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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 7 (violence, sense of peril)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence and a sense of peril.|
|Children aged 5–7||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and a sense of peril.|
|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:||Little Monsters|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild sense of peril|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Every household has a ‘Finn’, a fluffy, furry, invisible creature responsible for making sure that everything runs well, that people get where they need to be and that the house is truly a home. Most Finns take pride in looking after their humans but Finnick (voice of Billy Bob Thompson) is not like most Finns. Finnick has decided that he is tired of the noise and bother of the human world and he does everything he can to make sure that no one stays in his house. To the locals, his house is known to be haunted but logical, thirteen-year-old, Christine (voice of Nathalie Ferare), who has just moved in with her parents, believes there must be a reasonable explanation and sets out to discover what it is. Christine soon encounters a world she never expected to find and, thanks to her ingenuity, is able to see not only Finnick but other Finns as well. When a series of terrible events begin to take place, Christine and Finnick must work together to solve the mystery and save their city.
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.
Sabotage; Revenge; Bullying; Criminal activities.
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 is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Little Monsters is an animated adventure featuring cute characters and an interesting plot. It is a family film for all but the youngest of viewers, with parental guidance recommended for ages 5-7.
The main messages from this movie are that seeing is believing and that there is often more than meets the eye to any given situation; that huge problems can be solved by working together; and that friends and allies can be found in the most unlikely of places.
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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