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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (violence, scary scenes, menace)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to violence and scary, menacing scenes.|
|Children aged 8–10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary, menacing scenes.|
|Children aged 11 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Puss in Boots: The Last Wish|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, animated violence, coarse language, some scenes many scare young children|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Puss in Boots (Voice of Antonio Banderas) is down to the last of his nine lives and is running scared from the Grim Reaper, aka 'Death', a very nasty Big Bad Wolf (Magnus Moura). He sets out on an adventure to find the mythical lost wishing star, which has one wish remaining.
On his travels, Puss comes close to death after meeting the Big Bad Wolf. A concerned doctor (Anthony Mendez) advises Puss to retire to the cats’ home run by Mama Luna (Da’Vine Joy Randolph). Puss gets very depressed, being one of hundreds of cats rather than the fearless legend that he is. A dog in disguise, called Pero (Harvey Guillen), befriends Puss and together they escape from the home and set out to find the wishing star. However, they aren’t the only ones wanting to find it. Along the way they encounter the criminal gang of Goldilocks (Florence Pugh), Papa Bear (Ray Winstone), Mama Bear (Olivia Colman) and Baby Bear (Samson Kayo), the nasty Big Jack Horner (John Mulaney) and Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek), who are all also after the last wish.
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.
Fairy Tales; Legends; Heroes; Adventure.
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 a lot of violence in this movie, from start to end, some of it done for laughs, including:
Other violence includes:
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 coarse language in this movie, including:
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is an animated, comedy, adventure movie – the latest in the DreamWorks’ Shrek spinoff. The film is full of violence, mostly done for laughs, and it is also quite scary in places, particularly the wolf scenes. For these reasons the film isn’t suitable for children under 8 and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 8 to 10 plus any older, sensitive children.
The main messages from this movie are to appreciate what’s in front of you; and not to take others for granted.
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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