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Parental guidance under 5 (violence and themes)
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|Children under 5||Parental guidance recommended due to themes and violence.|
|Children aged 5 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:||Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When Bea (Rose Byrne) and Mr McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) get married, Peter (voice of James Cordon) still harbours some resentment but tries his best to stay in line and help others stick to the rules. However, no matter what happens, Peter seems to be blamed for whatever goes wrong. When Bea’s books become noticed by a fancy publisher, they highlight Peter as the bad seed and, much to Peter’s dismay, everyone seems to think that this is a fine fit. Feeling misunderstood and uncared for, Peter heads off on his own where he meets Barnabas (voice of Lennie James), a street rabbit masquerading as an old friend of his father’s. Peter decides that if everyone thinks he is bad he may as well act like it and he helps Barnabas and his friends raid a family’s kitchen. The street gang is suitably impressed by Peter’s abilities and enlists his help to pull off a really big farmers market heist. In order to make it work, Peter must bring in his family but when things go wrong and Peter’s family is captured his new friends reveal their true colours and Peter must turn to an unlikely source to help set things right.
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.
Being mislabelled and misunderstood; Being exploited; Animal distress; Running away.
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 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 is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is an animated adventure based on the characters in Beatrix Potter’s beloved children stories. While the plot is predictable the animation is excellent and the film is likely to be enjoyed by its target audience of young children, though parental guidance is recommended for children under 5 due to themes and violence.
The main messages from this movie are that families come in all shapes and sizes and that you should always believe in yourself and in the power of 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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