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Due to violence, themes and language this film is not recommended for children under the age of 10, parental guidance is recommended to 13.
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|Children under 10||This film is not recommended for children under the age of 10.|
|Children aged 1 0- 13||Parental guidance is recommended for children between the ages of 10 to 13.|
|Children aged 13+||Most children over the age of 13 could view this film with or without parental guidance|
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:||My Pet Dinosaur|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and mild language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
A small American town appears to be suffering from an unexplained cancer epidemic, its citizens are dying, shops are shutting and after two years of waiting, the government finally sends a representative, Dr Tansy (David Roberts) to investigate its cause. Meanwhile, as more and more unusual things begin to happen, the military leader, Colonel Roderick (Rowland Holmes) and his men step up their efforts to conceal whatever is happening from the townsfolk and from the world.
A group of local kids discover an unusual slime like substance while investigating what they believe to be a UFO sighting in the woods. Back at his house, Jake Emory (Jordan Dulieu) and his neighbour Abbey Tansy (Annabel Wolfe) try to discover what it is. Jake’s older brother Mike (Harrison Saunders) comes into the room, they argue and, in the scuffle, a protein shake is spilled. This seemingly insignificant event becomes a catalyst for the goo and shortly thereafter, Magnus, a dinosaur like creature, arrives. Jake, who lost his dad to the disease ravaging the town, vows to keep Magnus safe and to never leave him. This proves impossible with Magnus’s incredible growth rate, the villainous military personnel searching for him and Dr. Tansy trying to solve the mystery.
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.
Death; serious illness; separation from a parent; animal distress and cruelty to animals.
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 coarse language in this movie, including:
The main messages from this movie are that loss is not the end of life, just a part of it and that while friendships are challenging they can change you in ways that you could never imagine.
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 taking responsibility for their actions, about how we all have a responsibility to look after the natural environment and how not doing so can have catastrophic and far-reaching consequences.
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