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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance 5-6 (Violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5–6||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 6||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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Playmobil: The Movie|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes, animated violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
As a teenager, Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) dreams of travelling the world, which she shares with her young brother, Charlie (Ryan S. Hill). However, Marla’s dreams come crashing down when the police knock on the door to tell them the tragic news that their parents have been killed in a car accident. Four years later, Marla has taken on the responsibility of caring for Charlie (Gabrielle Bateman) who is now ten years old. Charlie hasn’t forgotten those dreams of travelling however, and frustrated with the restrictions placed on him, he runs off to a toy show to see a Playmobil exhibit. He’s enthralled by what he sees but when Marla finds him, she tries to drag him away. At that moment, a lighthouse lights up and they are both pulled through a portal into the Playmobil Universe.
They find themselves as Playmobil characters, Charlie a Viking and Marla, a girl. They enter a Viking world where they find themselves caught up in a Viking battle. Charlie fights off many of the Vikings and becomes known as Charles the Destroyer. He is then captured by pirates and taken to the Colosseum, where Emperor Maximus (voice of Adam Lambert) is gathering the best fighters to take on his beast in the arena. Marla must find Charlie before it’s too late and with the help of Del (voice of Jim Gaffigan), a food truck driver, they travel to various worlds in their attempt to find him. They end up in a fantasy world where Marla’s fairy godmother (voice of Meghan Trainor) helps them complete their task.
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.
Adventure; Battles; Loss of parents.
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 quite a lot of animated 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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Playmobil: The Movie is an animated adventure comedy which starts with real characters who turn into fictional ones. It moves at a fast pace between various worlds such as Vikings, Ancient Romans, the Wild West, Prehistoric times, Pirates, Fantasy land and the Spy world, which could be quite confusing for young children. The film also contains a lot of animated violence and scary characters and is therefore not suitable for under 5’s and parental guidance is recommended for 5 – 6 year olds.
The main message from this movie is to not give up on 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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