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Parental guidance under 8 (scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Due to the low level of scariness in this some children under five might need parental guidance when viewing this film.|
|Children aged 5-8||Some children in the five to eight age range may need some parental guidance when viewing this film.|
|Children over the age of 8||Should be fine to see this movie with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Rugrats Go Wild|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Rugrats and their families are going on a boating holiday when they get caught in a freak storm. A huge tidal wave flips their boat over and sends it to the bottom of the ocean. The boat resurfaces upside down and in true Poseidon Adventure style the passengers make their way to the top of the ship (actually the bottom) and manage to punch a hole in the hull through which they escape. They drift for a while in a life raft until they reach a desert island.
While the parents practise their survival skills, the Rugrats wander off into the unknown and discover that the Thornberrys are also there on an explorative mission. Angelica decides to explore on her own and discovers Debbie Thornberry lounging next to their luxury touring van. The two of them set out in the van to look for the rest of the Rugrats with disastrous results. Meanwhile Nigel Thornberry falls off a cliff to the ground and a coconut lands on his head rendering him unconscious. He awakes with amnesia and thinks he’s three years old. He joins the rest of the Rugrats who unwittingly follow his lead thinking he knows where he’s going. Angelica comes to the rescue in the Thornberry’s underwater vehicle. However the vehicle is running out of petrol and close to running out of oxygen. It takes Pickle’s Dad’s scientific brain to devise a method of rescuing all of the children and Nigel Thornberry.
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 little violence in this movie, mostly set in a comic context, including the following:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
There is some material in this movie that could scare children in this age group; however it is mostly quite brief and not sustained. It includes the following scenes:
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 scared 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.
Children over the age of eight would be able to understand that the danger is not realistic.
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.
None of concern.
There is no coarse language but there is some ‘toilet humour’ including the following:
Rugrats go Wild is a fairly light entertaining movie for young children and as such doesn’t really have a take home message.
Values parents may wish to encourage include:
Values parents may wish to discourage include:
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