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Not suitable under 6; parental guidance to 8 (violence, themes)
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|Children under 6||Not suitable due to violence and themes.|
|Children aged 6–8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and themes.|
|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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Mia and Me – The Hero of Centopia|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Mia (Margot Nuccetelli) travels with her grandfather (David Willetts) to their family summer home which is filled with memories of Mia’s childhood: old her room, her old toys, a magical storybook and memories of her parents who died in a diving accident. While there, her storybook shows Mia a prophecy. Then, the magical stone on the bracelet her mother left her transports Mia to the far away islands of Centopia. Here, Mia must make new friends, including Nino (voice of Julian Maroun), unite powerful stones and face her fears in order to save Centopia from the evil Toxor (Paul Davies), who is trying to take over the land and turn all of the fairies into groundlings, mindless creatures that exist only to obey Toxor’s every command.
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.
Greed; Power; The battle between Good and Evil: Death and Separation from parents; The fear of being forgotten.
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.
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Mia and Me – The Hero of Centopia is a part live action, part animation, fantasy adventure. The predictable plot with positive messages about destiny and finding the strength within will appeal to young children but due to the themes and violence, the film is suitable for all but the youngest viewers.
The main messages from this movie are to believe in yourself; to try your best; and to always remember that courage, friendship and kindness are far more powerful than hatred and fear.
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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