Not recommended under 8, Parental Guidance to 10 (Scary scenes, violence and product placement).
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to scary scenes, animated violence and frequent product placement.|
|Children 8 to 10||Parental guidance due to scary scenes, animated violence and frequent product placement.|
|Children 10 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:||Ralph Breaks the Internet|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and animated violence.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Ralph Breaks the Internet is a sequel to the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph. In this film, arcade game characters Wreck-It Ralph (Voice of John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Voice of Sarah Silverman) are good friends who like to hang out after ‘work’ when their video arcade has closed for the day. Although Ralph is content, Vanellope is starting to get a bit bored with the same old thing day after day and is craving some adventure. One day, Ralph decides to help his friend by carving a new track in her video game ‘Sugar Rush’. Although Vanellope loves it, the new track causes the game to malfunction and the steering wheel comes loose. Sadly, this arcade game is so old now that spare parts are impossible to find, and the sugar rush game is destined for the scrap heap. When someone in the arcade finds an eBay listing of the steering wheel, Ralph decided that he and Vanellope must enter the world of ‘the Internet’, in order to find eBay and win the wheel. This begins a wild adventure where Ralph and Vanellope are thrust into the confusing and endless world of the internet. Here they must navigate social media, cyber bullies, pop-up click bait and internet gaming, finding their way back to their arcade with steering wheel.
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.
Friendship; adventure; the Internet; social media and online companies; cyberbullying; internet gaming.
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.
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 is frequent, extensive and blatant product placement in this movie. Brands shown include:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some mild coarse language in this movie, including:
Ralph Breaks the Internet is a fun and fast paced animated movie. The two central characters of Ralph and Vanellope are quirky, caring, and lovable; showing us what a good friendship should be. Parents should be aware that sometimes this film feels a bit like its main purpose is to introduce and familiarise your children to all the major online companies and brands, with blatant product placement throughout. Although it is likely to be enjoyed by most children, there are some scenes that children under 8 may find a little scary.
The main message from this movie is that friends don’t have to have the same dreams and aspirations and a strong friendship can withstand differences.
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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