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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 7 (violence, sexual references)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to violence and sexual references.|
|Children aged 5–7||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and sexual references.|
|Children aged 8 and over||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:||Looney Tunes: Back in Action|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
D.J. Drake, a security guard at Warner Bros. studios, is a “wannabee” stunt man who wants to take after his father, Damian Drake, a famous actor. Unbeknownst to D.J. his father is really a spy who has been captured by the evil men at ACME to reveal the whereabouts of the Blue Monkey Diamond. This diamond has the ability to change men into monkeys which is the reason that the Chairman of ACME wants to get his hands on it. He intends placing it on a satellite and beaming down its supernatural powers to turn all people into monkeys, excluding himself of course, so that he can rule the world.
D.J.’s mission is to find the diamond before the evil ACME men do and in so doing, save the world. Daffy Duck, who has been fired by Warner Bros. for being too demanding, comes along for the ride creating much hilarity and mayhem. The third member of the rescue team is board member Kate whose decision it was to fire Daffy. Unfortunately it was a bad decision and Kate has to try and make Daffy reconsider. Their quest takes them on a long journey that ends in the jungles of Africa where the Blue Monkey is hidden. The discovery causes further chaos as both sides struggle for control of the mysterious diamond.
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 a lot of violence in this movie, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Children in this age group may be frightened by the comic and some not so comic violence in the movie including the following scenes:
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.
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 a few sexual references including the following:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Looney Tunes: Back in Action is a mix of animation with reality, and as a result the violence is more realistic than if it were just a cartoon. For this reason it is not recommended for children under 5 and children aged 5 to 7 would need parental guidance to view this film.
This is a movie that is just made for laughs and as such has no take home message or any values that parents may wish to encourage.
The main value that parents may wish to discourage is that violence is a good way to solve problems.
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