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Not recommended under 6; Parental guidance recommended 6-9 (Violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 6||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 6-9||parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children 9 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.
|Name of movie:||Night at the Museum: Secret of the tomb|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild violence and some scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
At night in the Museum of Natural History all of the exhibits come to life because of the tablet of Ahkmenrah. But one day, all of the exhibits start acting strangely and Larry the night guard(Ben Stiller) realises that the tablet is disintegrating. Larry and his museum exhibit friends must travel to The British Museum in London to try and save the tablet. Larry and his friends must work together to battle the monsters in the museum and reach the Egypt exhibit before the tablet is destroyed and all his friends turn back to wax figures.
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.
Family relationships - teenagers wanting independence; the supernatural
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.
Children in this age group may also be scared or disturbed by the above mentioned scenes
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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie
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.
Nothing of concern
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
A woman remarks, “he is the sexiest night guard we ever had”
There is some mild 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:
Night at the Museum: Secret of the tomb is the third of the Night at the Museum movies. It is an entertaining comedy which shows children the wonders and magic of museums and history. It is ideal for children over the age of 8. Because of the violent and scary elements of the film, parental guidance is guidance is recommended for younger children. Some parents may also be concerned about the crude humour.
The main message from this movie is that it is okay to let go of the past because you never know what adventures will happen tomorrow.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss the real-life consequences of lying to your parents. Parents may also wish to discuss how much of the history and historical characters shown are accurate.
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