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Not suitable under 6; parental guidance to 8 (some scary scenes).
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|Children under 6||Not suitable due to scary scenes.|
|Children aged 6-8||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 8||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:||Mary Poppins Returns|
|Consumer advice lines:||A scene of very mild peril.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Mary Poppins Returns is a sequel to the original Mary Poppins movie, based on the books by P.J. Travers and set in London in the 1930’s. Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now adults and Michael has three young children, Anabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathaniel Saleh) and Georgie (Joel Dawson). Sadly, Michael’s wife died the previous year and he is struggling to bring up the children and maintain the house and finances on his own. The bank is about to foreclose on his house as he has fallen behind in his loan repayments. It is at this auspicious moment that Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) arrives, flying in on her umbrella, to take over the care of the children.
The children are at first reluctant to have Mary Poppins as their nanny, but it isn’t long before she wins them over with her magic and charm. Along with Jack the candle lighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Mary Poppins and the children have many wonderful, magical adventures. Mary Poppins is always there when needed and in her own magical way turns events around.
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.
Loss of a parent; financial hardship; magic and fantasy.
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 infrequent coarse language in this movie, including:
Mary Poppins Returns is a Disney family movie that older children and adults can enjoy. There are some dark moments and much sadness, which might affect younger children. Mary Poppins’ positive outlook on life is very uplifting, however, as is the music and dancing.
The main messages from this movie are that much can be gained from imaginative play and to never forget your inner child.
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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