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Not recommended under 5 PG to 8 (Violence, Scary Scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 5 to 8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 8 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:||Planes|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) has flown thousands of miles as a crop duster but hasn’t seen anything of the world. He therefore decides to enter the ‘Wings around the World” competition but of course, is the laughing stock of the crowd. Ripslinger (voice of Roger Craig Smith) is three times champion and has no intention of letting a mere crop duster beat him.
At first Dusty doesn’t qualify for the race but one of the planes is disqualified which means he can enter. He has a hard task in front of him but with the help of former WW11 fighter plane, Skipper (voice of Stacy Keach) and his friends Dottie (Teri Hatcher) and Chug (Brad Garrett) he gets ready for the great race. This involves many dangers and perils but at least Dusty gets to see the world.
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.
Plane crashes; war planes; air racing
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 could also be scared by some of 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.
Nothing of concern
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
Nothing of concern in the film but associated merchandise being marketed to children
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
None of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is a lot of name calling that children may imitate such as:
Planes is an animated movie that is likely to appeal to children. It’s a follow up to Cars and is very much the same story set with planes instead of cars. Under 5s, and some slightly older children, may find some of the scenes too scary so the film is not recommended for children under 5 and parental guidance is recommended for the 5 to 8 age group. The aerobatics in the movie might cause some ‘motion sickness’ for some children, particularly in the 3D version!
The main message from this movie is to follow your dreams and not to be concerned by what others see as your limitations.
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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