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Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Adult themes, violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 8
|Not recommended due to adult themes, violence and scary scenes
|Children 8 to 13
|Parental guidance recommended recommended due to adult themes, violence and scary scenes
|Children 13 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.
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|Mild violence; Some scenes may scare young children
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Rango (voice of Johnny Depp) is a pet chameleon who is lost after his cage falls out of the family car while his owners are driving through the desert. During his desert wandering he befriends a number of characters, including a lizard called Beans (Isla Fisher) and ends up in the town of ‘Dirt’. Dirt’s locals are a mostly friendly and kind community of toads, turtles, rodents and other desert creatures. However, the town mayor is corrupt and in cahoots with local outlaws to cheat all the residents out of their land by controlling the water supply.
Rango has portrayed himself to be a legendary gunslinger and lawman to the town folk of Dirt, so they turn to him to help clean up the town and secure their water supply. This means that he has a big fight ahead of him!
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.
Identity and belonging; crime; corruption
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 bit of 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 may also be disturbed by 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.
Some children in this age group may find some of the above scenes disturbing
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
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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:
Very aggressive language is also present throughout including: “slice off your face and wipe my unmentionables on it” and “I want to see you die”
Rango is an animated western voiced by a star-studded cast. Although to some extent marketed as a children’s movie, it contains more violence and coarse language than many others and also explores some mature themes such as identity and belonging. It also contains references to classic westerns that will be missed by children, and some adults.
The main message from this movie is to true to yourself – if you try to be someone or something you are not, then you will always be found out.
Values that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include friendship, honesty, cooperation and bravery
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the importance of fair and just leadership. The mayor was corrupt and wanted to control the water supply in order to build a bigger town at the expense of the townsfolk.
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