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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (scary scenes and themes)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to scary scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 8–10||Parental guidance recommended due to 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Little Vampire|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild supernatural themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Little Vampire has been a ten-year-old immortal for over three hundred years, and he is getting bored! He lives in a haunted house with his mother Pandora, her undead pirate husband, and an unlikely gang of ghoulishly cute critters to keep him company, but he longs to meet other children and go to school. His mother, however, forbids him from leaving the house, convinced that the Gibbous, a psychotic moon-faced evil character, will find them and kidnap her Little Vampire. Despite his mother’s worries, Little Vampire hatches a plan to sneak off in the night and visit the local schoolhouse. To his delight, when he writes a note in the schoolbook of a little boy called Michael, Michael responds to his note the very next day! Soon, Little Vampire and Michael become fast friends and Michael is invited into the haunted house to meet Little Vampire’s strange and ghostly ‘family’. Soon enough, the demonic Gibbous hears about the Little Vampire through his network of enslaved spies, and the two boys and their team of ghouls must quickly think of a plan to evade and conquer the evil Being before he does them harm.
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.
Horror; Vampires; Supernatural; Existentialism; Death; Family; Orphans; The power of love; Comedy.
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 and romantic references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some mild coarse language and toilet humour in this movie, including:
Little Vampire (Petit Vampire) is a movie adaptation of the popular graphic novel trilogy of the same name by French-Belgian comic writer, Joann Sfar. The film is a delightfully creative and fun caper, especially for kids who love a little bit of a spook and don’t mind a darker twist to their animations. However, for this reason, the film is best suited to children over the age of eight, with parental guidance to 10, as some of the characters can be quite scary.
The main message from this movie is that love and compassion can transform even the darkest hearts into good.
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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