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Not suitable under 4; parental guidance to 7 (violence, themes)
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|Children under 4||Not suitable due to violence and themes.|
|Children aged 4–7||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and themes.|
|Children over the age of 7||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:||Spirit Untamed|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Following the death of her mother, Lucky (voiced by Isabela Merced) is sent to live with her Grandfather (voiced by Joe Hart) and Aunt Cora (voiced by Julianne Moore). Lucky grows up in a mansion wanting nothing more than to escape her tutors and run and play with the other children. When she accidentally ruins her Grandfather’s attempt to run for Governor, Lucky is sent back to her father (voiced by Jake Gyllenhaal). On the train, Lucky glimpses a herd of wild horses and is immediately taken with Spirit, the wild mustang leading the herd. When Spirit is captured by rough horse thieves and kept in a nearby corral, Lucky attempts to befriend him, much to her father’s displeasure. With the support of her new friends, Abigail (voiced by McKenna Grace) and Prue (voiced by Marsai Martin), Lucky slowly wins Spirit over and when the rest of his herd is taken by thieves, Lucky and Spirit lead a rescue mission in a daring attempt to get them all back. The journey they embark on will test their strength and force them to face their fears, but it will also reveal the truth of who they really are and all they can accomplish.
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.
Death of a parent; Animal cruelty; Forging new relationships; Letting go and finding yourself.
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.
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Spirit Untamed is an animated adventure from Dreamworks. A prequel of sorts that tells the tale of how Lucky came to the frontier town of Miradero and how she and Spirit became friends. While it may lack interest for older audiences it is suitable for all children except those under 5 and parental guidance is recommended to 7.
The main messages from this movie are to be brave; to stand tall; to believe in yourself; to know who you are; and to never give up.
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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