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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (violence, scary scenes, themes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence, scary scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 5–8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and themes.|
|Children over the age of 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Sing 2|
|Consumer advice lines:||Some scenes may scare young children|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Buster Moon (voice of Matthew McConaughey) dreams of making it big and taking his show from Moon Theatre to Redshore City. Turned away by a talent scout who sees little potential in his small group of underdogs, Buster hatches a plan to audition for Mr Crystal (voice of Bobby Cannavale) himself. With the help of his friends Gunter (voice of Nick Kroll) and Ash (voice of Scarlett Johansson), Buster promises a show that will be out of this world. In order to seal the deal, he also promises that the renowned and reclusive rock legend Clay Calloway (voice of Bono) will take part in the performance. Mr Crystal agrees to give him a shot but reminds Buster what he stands to lose if he fails. Failure looks like it might be a real possibility when Johnny (voice of Taron Egerton) struggles to learn the choreography; Rosita (voice of Reese Witherspoon) develops a fear of heights; Meena (voice of Tori Kelly), who has never been in love, must perform a romantic scene with Darius (voice of Eric Andre), a self-absorbed playboy buffalo; and despite their best efforts, Clay Calloway adamantly refuses to perform with them. Though all the odds are stacked against him and countless obstacles come his way, Buster refuses to give up. He keeps trying; he encourages others and looks for creative ways to overcome challenges. Even when it looks like all of their hard work will be wasted, Buster’s team comes together to put on a performance the likes of which Redshore City has never seen and one that it will never forget.
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.
Corporate greed; Materialistic entitlement; Abuse of power and corruption; Reclusiveness as a means to cope with grief.
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 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.
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 coarse language in this movie, including:
Sing 2 is an animated adventure with a loveable cast, fabulous soundtrack and powerful message about not giving up and following your dreams. Suitable for all but the youngest viewers, this is a film that the whole family can enjoy together.
The main messages from this movie are that you must fight for what you believe in and that great things are destined for anyone who dares to follow their dreams.
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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