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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 7 (violence, scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5–7||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 7||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:||Mummies|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In the land of the living-dead, Thut (voice of Óscar Barberán) is a champion chariot racer until one day his opponents, with spikes in their wheels, send his chariot flying, leaving Thut hurt and afraid to get back into a chariot. Thut’s path crosses with Princess Nefer (Ana Esther Alborg) when she nearly knocks him down on her horse and the two have a heated confrontation. The Princess returns to her palace to find out that her father, the Pharaoh (Sean Bean), has decided it is time for her to marry and Thut is chosen to be her husband. Neither of the two is happy with the plan but Thut is entrusted with the family engagement ring to keep safe until the wedding day.
The Mummies’ lives in the after-world are seriously disrupted when a nefarious archaeologist, Lord Carnaby (Hugh Bonneville), bulldozes his way into their protected environment, looking for treasure. He and his two stooges, are excited to find the valuable ring but even more excited to find Nefer herself. They kidnap her and take her into the land of the living, where they keep her locked up in a glass exhibition space. Thut and his younger brother, Sacerdote (Roberto Cuenca Martínez), chase after the villains, mainly to recover the ring as Thut knows the consequences of losing it. They find themselves in the city of London and are baffled by the present-day experience. In the process of finding the ring, they also rescue Nefer and the three have quite an adventure trying to find their way back home. In the process, Thut and Nefer fall in love.
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.
Ancient Egypt; Mummies; Heroes and villains.
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 a lot of comedic violence in this movie, including:
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Mummies is an animated adventure comedy about the real-world colliding with the after-world. It is quite funny but there are some scary scenes and quite a lot of violence, mostly done for laughs. The film is therefore not suitable for under 5’s and parental guidance is recommended for 5–7-year-olds.
The main messages from this movie are overcoming your fears and to follow your dreams.
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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