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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (scary scenes, violence, themes)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to scary scenes, violence and themes.|
|Children aged 8–10||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes, violence and themes.|
|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.
|Name of movie:||Muppets Haunted Mansion|
|Consumer advice lines:||Some scenes may scare young children; flashing light scenes may disturb some photosensitive viewers.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Great Gonzo (voice of Dave Goelz), a dynamic daredevil, has never found a challenge he couldn’t face. While the rest of the Muppet gang is partying for Halloween, Gonzo and his 'King Prawn' friend, Pepe (voice of Bill Barretta), volunteer to spend the night in the spookiest place on earth, the old Mansion of the once-famous magician, The Great MacGuffin, who disappeared a hundred years ago on that very same night. Pepe is looking forward to meeting celebrities and Gonzo is looking forward to being the first one ever to spend the night and live to tell the tale. Throughout the evening the duo encounter a variety of characters including: The Host (Will Arnett), a creepy caretaker (Darren Chris), and a homicidal bride (Taraji P. Henson). In order to leave, Gonzo must face his greatest fears but if he fails, both he and Pepe will remain in the mansion forever. In the elusive room 999 (which changes to 666 after he enters it) Gonzo discovers the scariest thing in the world and learns what is trapping everyone inside the mansion. Gonzo must conquer his fear, rescue Pepe from someone who hopes to love him to death, and together they must leave before dawn or meet the same fate as all who have come before them.
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.
Confronting your fears; Murder; Death; Creepy quests.
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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:
Muppets Haunted Mansion is a musical, made for TV special, that was inspired by the famous Disneyland ride. Featuring brief appearances from many favourite characters, such as Kermit and Miss Piggy, this production is far more sinister than previous Muppet shows and films and is consequently best suited to older audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that we all have fears and that facing them can sometimes be the scariest thing in the world but it is also through facing them that we become free.
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 the importance of talking about what scares them and how to face things or work through things that are frightening.
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