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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (violence, scary scenes, themes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence, scary scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 5–8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes and themes.|
|Children over the age of 8||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:||Pil’s Adventures|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, animated violence and crude humour.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
A young orphan called Pil (voice of Eleanor Noble) lives in the top of a tower overlooking a picturesque kingdom. Pil watches the townsfolk below, dreaming of having a family of her own and having friends to play with. In order to survive she must steal food and necessities from the town. She is particularly troublesome to one guard called Graubart (voice of Richard Dumont) who has dubbed her a ‘Sprite’ and will stop at nothing to catch her. When Prince Roland (voice of Scott Humphrey) is finally about to come of age and rule the Kingdom for himself, the evil Lord Tristain (voice of Terrence Scammel), who has been ruling on his behalf, decides to poison the Prince in order to keep power. However, Lord Tristain’s plan backfires when, instead of dying, Roland transforms into a creature (part cat, part chicken). Pil, hiding from Graubart, witnesses the transformation and overhears Tristain's evil plan. Disguising herself as a princess she, Graubart and an inept court jester called Jiggler (voice of Wyatt Bowen) hatch a plan to try to save the Prince and stop Tristain from seizing power.
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.
A child going through life without parents and struggling to survive; Murder; The quest for power; Bullying and ridicule; Loneliness.
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.
There is some nudity and 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:
Pil’s Adventures is an animated adventure with a fast pace but predictable plot. The film contains a few instances of crude humour, including references to poo and underpants, and is likely to appeal to younger viewers. However, the film is not suitable under 5 and parental guidance is recommended to 8, and it may be difficult for some adults to sit through.
The main messages from this movie are to believe in yourself; to work hard; and to pursue 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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