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Not recommended under 5, Parental guidance to 13 (Violence, Scary scenes and themes)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 5-13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes and themes|
|Children over the age of 13||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:||Monsters vs Aliens|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In this animated adventure, bride-to-be Susan Murphy (voice of Reece Witherspoon), is struck by a falling meteorite containing “quantonium”; a substance that transforms her into a giant before she can be married to her fiancé Derek (voice of Paul Rudd). Captured and locked away for being a monster, Susan befriends other monsters detained in a secret government compound. Among them are B.O.B. (voice of Seth Rogen), The Missing Link (voice of Will Arnett and Dr. Cockroach (voice of Hugh Laurie).
Elsewhere in the universe, Galaxar (Rainn Wilson), a tyrannical alien leader on the trail of quantonium, discovers a deposit on Earth and wants it for himself. Conflict ensues between aliens and earthlings so the government decides to send the monsters in to destroy the aliens and save the planet once and for all. Now Susan has to choose whether to lead the rag-tag group of misfits into glory or return to her former life when given the chance.
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.
Destruction of earth; Separation from family; Aliens
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.
Some children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
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 disturbed by anything in this film.
None of concern
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:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Monsters vs. Aliens is an animated action/science-fiction movie which is not suitable for very young children.
The main messages from this movie are
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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