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Not recommended under 5, parental guidance recommended 5- 8 (Violence; Scary scenes; confusing plot)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to violence, scary scenes and a confusing plot|
|Children 5 to 8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes and a confusing plot|
|Children aged 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:||Rio 2|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In this sequel to Rio, the blue macaws Blu (voice of Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) have 3 children: Tiago (Pierce Gagnon), Carla (Rachel Crow) and Bia (Amandla Stenberg) who are all enjoying growing up in Rio. One night Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro) and Linda (Leslie Mann), the humans who rescued Blu, appear on television from the jungles of the Amazon to announce that they believe they’ve found more Blue Spix Macaws in the wild. Jewel is very excited to hear this and after much persuasion, Blu agrees to take his family on holiday to the Amazon.
On arriving in the jungle the birds are met by a hostile Eduardo (Andy Garcia) who turns out to be Jewel’s long lost father. The family are immediately taken into the wild bird family but Blu finds he doesn’t fit in. There is also competition from an old boyfriend of Jewel’s, Roberto (Bruno Mars). In addition Blu is being followed and hunted by a nasty cockatoo called Nigel (Jemaine Clement) and his sidekick, a poisonous frog called Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth) who is an enemy from way back. Apparently Blu accidentally caused Nigel to be hospitalised, which resulted in him being unable to fly and he is now seeking revenge. Tulio and Linda have their own problems as well because their plans to declare the area a conservation zone are being thwarted by evil loggers who are destroying the forest.
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.
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 slapstick violence, more serious violence and accidental harm 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 in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
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
None of concern in the film, but plenty of associated merchandise
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
Social drinking by adults
There is some coarse language that children may imitate in this movie, including “pooh”, “poop” and some name calling such as “freak”, “ idiot’ and “filthy fowl”.
Rio 2 is an animated adventure story that is very colourful and has some funny moments, although many characters are very stereotypical. There are several threads running through the story which may make it confusing for younger children. There is also a lot of violence, much of it slapstick, and a number of scary scenes, so parental guidance is recommended for under eights and children under five may not enjoy the film.
The main messages from this movie are:
Parents may also wish to discuss:
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