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Not recommended under 5, parental guidance 5 to 7, due to scary scenes and themes. Likely to lack interest for older children.
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to scary scenes and themes|
|Children aged 5 to 7||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes and themes|
|Children aged 7 and over||OK for this age group although it lacks interest for older viewers.|
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:||Luis and the Aliens|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild science fiction violence, some scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Eleven-year-old Luis (voiced by Callum Maloney) is a lonely and neglected boy, whose ‘crackpot’ father, Armin (voiced by Dermot Magennis), is too busy searching for intelligent life in space to pay attention to him. When three mischievous little aliens, Wabo, Mog, and Nag, (voiced by Dermot Magennis, Ian Coppinger, and Paul Tylak, respectively) crash land in his yard searching for an item they saw on an infomercial, Luis offers to help them find it and get them back to their mother ship. In return, the aliens help Luis trick his principal (voiced by Simon Toal) and the creepy child-protection lady (voiced by Aileen Mythen) into letting him stay with his father. All is not what it seems however, and aliens may already be living amongst them!
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.
Child neglect and loneliness; forced separation of child from parent; death of a parent; alien and science fiction themes; bullying
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.
Nothing of concern
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.
Nothing of concern
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
Nothing of concern
Luis’s father suggests that his neighbour may be a drinker
There is some language that children may imitate, including:
Luis and the Aliens is an American redub of a German animated children’s comedy that is likely to entertain younger children. However scary scenes, including physical transformations, may be distressing for children under 5, and the constant threat to Luis of separation from his father may also be disturbing for young children, so parental guidance is recommended for the 5 to 7 age group. Older children and adult viewers are likely to find the film slow and predictable, lacking the quality storytelling that can make children’s films enjoyable for all ages.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may also wish to discuss:
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