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Not recommended under 6; parental guidance recommended 6 to 8 due to violence and scary scenes
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|Children under 6||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 6 to 8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 9 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:||Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Robinson Crusoe (voice of Matthias Schweighöfer) is shipwrecked on a rocky island along with his good friend Aynsley, the dog (voice of Doug Stone). Believing they are the only survivors, Crusoe and Aynsley set out for the shore where a group of terrified creatures watch what they think are sea monsters coming to destroy their beautiful paradise. Mack the parrot (voice of David Howard Thornton) is more adventurous than most and sets out to find out more about these ‘monsters’.
Unfortunately Crusoe and Aynsley weren’t the only survivors to reach the island. Two nasty cats, May (voice of Debi Tinsley) and Mal (voice of Jeff Doucette) also reach the shore. While Crusoe is befriending the group of frightened island animals with the help of Mack, who he renames Tuesday, May and Mal and their litter of kittens set out to destroy all life on the island.
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.
Shipwrecks; survival; animals in peril; death of a pet
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, some of it intended to be humerous.
Slapstick violence includes:
More serious 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.
Younger children in this age group could also be disturbed by the above mentioned scenes particularly Aynsley the dog dying.
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.
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There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life is an animated version of this classic tale. In this version, however, Crusoe is shown as inept and unable to survive without the help of his animal friends. Due to frequent violence and some scary scenes, the film is not recommended for children under six and parental guidance is recommended for 6 to 8 year olds. However, there are some good underlying messages that parents could talk about with their children and children are likely to enjoy the animal characters.
The main message from this movie is that a community consists of many different individuals who all depend on each other to survive and must work together.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss the importance of looking after the environment and the environmental damage that cats actually do to the ecosystem.
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