Not recommended under 5; PG to 8 (animated violence, adult themes and some coarse language).
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|Children under 5||Not recommended|
|Children aged 5 - 7||Parental Guidance recommended|
|Children 8+||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:||Sherlock Gnomes|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes, animated violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This film is a follow-on from the 2011 film “Gnomeo & Juliet”, in which famous literary characters are reimagined in a parallel world where garden ornaments come to life. In this new instalment, Gnomeo (Voice of James McAvoy), Juliet (Voice of Emily Blunt) and their friends have been relocated to a new London garden that is looking a bit worse for wear and is in need of a gnome makeover. All over London, gnomes are disappearing from their gardens but thankfully, Sherlock Gnomes (Voice of Jonny Depp) the “sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes” is already on the case. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home one day to find all their fellow ornaments have been taken, Sherlock Gnomes is already at the scene and ready to help them solve the mystery. Sherlock and his trusty sidekick Watson (Voice of Chiwetel Ejiofor) team up with Juliet and Gnomeo to uncover and search for the clues that will save the gnomes.
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.
Solving crimes; villains and heroes; friendships and partnerships; adventure; adult relationships
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 animated 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 are some very mild sexual and romantic references in this movie, including:
There is some mild nudity in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Sherlock Gnomes is a fast-paced, comic and fairly predictable adventure story aimed at primary-school aged children. The sub-plot concerning Gnomeo and Juliet's relationship and some adult-oriented humour may be hard for young chiildren to understand, and there are some violent scenes. The film is not recommended for under fives and parental guidance is recommended for five to eight -year olds. Children will enjoy the delightfully animated gnomes and other garden ornaments and it may be a good way to introduce them to iconic literary characters such as Romeo and Juliet and Sherlock Holmes.
The main messages from this movie are that you should never take people for granted, you should appreciate things that people do for you, and that being in a partnership makes you stronger than being alone.
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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