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Not recommended under 8; Parental guidance 8-10 (Violence and scary scenes).
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|Children under 8||Not Recommended due to mild themes and animated violence.|
|Children aged 8-10||Parental guidance recommended.|
|Children over the age of 10||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:||Missing Link|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and animated violence.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Set in the Victorian era, Sir Lionel Frost (voice of Hugh Jackman) is an eccentric explorer and searcher of all things strange and wonderful. He is also desperate for recognition and acceptance. He is however, excluded from a gentlemen’s club headed by the nasty Lord Piggot-Dunceby (Stephen Fry), and dismissed as a fool. Determined to prove them wrong, Frost sets out to find irrefutable proof of the mythical Sasquatch. He travels to North America where he meets a Sasquatch in person and names him Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis). (Link later decides he doesn’t like this name and changes it to Susan).
Frost discovers that Link is very lonely and would dearly love to meet his cousins, the Yetis, who live in the Himalayas. Frost and Link set out on a long journey across America, where they are joined by fellow adventurer and ex-girlfriend, Adelina (Zoe Saldana). The trio travel the world to find the fabled city of Shangri-La, high up in the Himalayan Mountains. Unfortunately, things don’t turn out quite as planned, but Frost learns some lessons along the way, particularly that there are more important things in life than fame.
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 quite a lot of violence in this movie, including use of guns. Some violence is done for laughs such as:
Other violence includes:
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.
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.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some mild coarse language in this movie, including:
Missing Link is an animated comedy with a lot of slapstick violence and quite a lot of unpleasant violence. It is also quite intense in parts. For these reasons it isn’t recommended for children under 8, but older children will probably enjoy it.
The main messages from this movie are that being a nice person is more important than being famous and that good triumphs over evil.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
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