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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 12 (fantasy, scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to fantasy content and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 8–12||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes.|
|Children aged 13 and over||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:||Monster High 2|
|Consumer advice lines:||n/a|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Now that Monster High has been transformed into a place that accepts all who possess a ‘true’ Monster heart, Clawdeen Wolf (Miia Haris) and her monster peers, Frankie Stein (Ceci Balagot) and Draculaura (Nayah Damasen), will embark on their sophomore journey. A new year means new students, new powers, and potential new threats.
As the trio are reunited, they are ready to have ‘their best year ever’. Clawdeen’s heroism has become a viral sensation, however, she is not enjoying the spotlight or the pressure that comes with it. With the introduction of Toralei Stripe (Salena Qureshi), there is a battle with Clawdeen to become school prefect. Toralei is insistent on dividing the student body by turning them against half-bloods and witches. Meanwhile, Draculaura desires to bring peace between vampires and witches but the task she faces will divide the trio and test their friendship.
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.
Empathy; Diversity; Loyalty; Friendship; Self-esteem; Courage.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Monster High 2 is a musical/fantasy film, based on the Monster High fashion doll franchise by Mattel, and is the sequel to Monster High: The Movie (2022). The film focuses on the themes of diversity; friendship and belonging, and is best suited to teens and families with children aged 8 and over, with parental guidance from ages 8 to 12.
The main messages from this movie are to encourage high school age students to stand up for what they believe in; to focus on diversity as a positive; and to have trust that not all who are different are bad.
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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