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Not recommended under 8, PG to 10 (Violence, Scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Due to the nature and frequency of violent and scary scenes this film is not recommended for children under 8.|
|Children aged 8-10||Parental guidance is advised for children between the ages of 8 to 10 due to violence.|
|Children over the age of 10||Children over the age of 10 could see this film with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Meet the Robinsons|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Abandoned as a baby, Lewis (voice of Daniel Hansen) is left on the doorstep of an orphanage where he will spend the next twelve years searching for a family who wants him. Much to the displeasure of his roommate Goob (Matthew Josten), Lewis is an avid inventor who is determined to find a way to remember his birth mother. He invents a machine that can replay memories of any point in time. On the verge of unveiling his invention at a science fair Lewis is sabotaged by the Bowler Hat Man (Stephan J. Anderson) who has come back from the future in an attempt to steal Lewis’ invention, pass it off as his own and destroy Lewis’ future in the process.
Wilbur Robinson (Wesley Singerman) a thirteen year old who is also from the future has come back in time to thwart the Bowler Hat Man’s evil plan, as his own existence is dependent upon Lewis’ survival. The boys travel to the future where Lewis meets the eccentric Robinson family who, despite their unusual ways, show Lewis what it means to truly belong.
In a desperate effort to save Wilbur and the future of society Lewis must believe in himself to achieve the impossible. By making a difficult choice between the past and the future Lewis comes to realize that the family he has always sought has been with him all along.
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.
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the violent and scary scenes mentioned above
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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be frightened by anything in this film.
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Some putdowns, including:
This animated adventure featuring excellent computer animated graphics and special effects will appeal to a wide variety of ages, but due to its content is best suited to slightly older children and adults.
The main messages from this movie are to never give up and always have hope for the future.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include persistence, determination, honesty and creativity.
Parents could discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as allowing anger to cloud judgement or the consequences of choosing to lay blame instead of taking responsibility for your own actions.
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