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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 9 (scary scenes, violence)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 8–9||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 9||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:||Pinocchio (2022)|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, scary scenes and coarse language. Some flashing light sequences may affect photosensitive viewers.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Lonely Gepetto (Tom Hanks) carves a wooden puppet, which he calls Pinocchio (voice of Benjamin Evan Ainsworth), and makes a secret wish upon a star before going to bed one night. As he sleeps, a fairy brings Pinocchio to life and when Gepetto awakes he finds he has a wooden boy who looks remarkably like his long lost son. Pinocchio wants nothing more than to be a real boy and to make his father proud. When he is sent to school, Pinocchio meets a couple of dishonest characters who try to convince him that the best way to make his father proud is to become famous. They know just the man who can make this happen and hope to sell Pinocchio to Stromboli (voice of Guiseppe Battison), a cruel showman who steals from his employees and winds up locking Pinocchio in a cage. With the help of Pinocchio’s personal conscience, Jiminy Cricket (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and marionette Sabina (voice of Jaquita Ta’le), Pinocchio manages to escape and is on his way home when he is tricked and taken to Pleasure Island, where children are turned into donkeys and sent to work in a mine. Luckily, Pinocchio escapes again and finally finds his way home, only to learn that Gepetto isn’t there. He has sold all his priceless possessions to buy a boat to go off in search of Pinocchio. Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket set off to find Gepetto and just as they are about to reach each other, they are eaten by a sea monster. When things couldn’t possibly look any more bleak, Pinocchio and Gepetto learn a powerful lesson about love and the magic of simple acceptance.
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.
Dishonesty and deceit; Lying; A child separated from his parent; Abduction; Being swayed from what you know is right by the lure of fame and fortune.
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 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:
Pinocchio (2022) is a live-action (combined with CGI animation), animated musical from Disney. While the original film contained some fairly dark moments, this latest version contains a few scenes which are even more so. Although marketed as a family film, this is not one for younger children and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 8-9.
The main messages from this movie are that it is not about what you look like on the outside but rather who you are in your heart that defines you; that you should be careful who you trust; that lies can really change people; and that one of the most powerful tools to help you through life is having a conscience and choosing to do what is right rather than what is easy or just feels good.
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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