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Not recommended for children under 7, Parental guidance recommended for children aged 7-11(Violence)
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|Children under 7||Not recommended for children under the age of 7 due to violence|
|Children 7-11||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, some of which may be imitated.|
|Children over 11||Should be okay to watch 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:||Spy Kids|
|Consumer advice lines:||Low level violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Families usually have secrets, but Gregorio (Antonio Banderas) and Ingrid (Carla Gugino) have kept a huge one from their children, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) – they used to be international spies! Its only when they are kidnapped that the kids find out their parents are not as boring as first thought!
Carmen and Juni must overcome their sibling bickering to work together to save their parents from the evil Floop (Alan Cumming) and his ‘Thumb Thumbs’ and to save the world from his plans to launch an army of robot spy children, invincible to all humans!
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.
Separation from parents; Children as victims; Espionage
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.
Spy Kids contains scenes involving children fighting which may be imitated, for example:
Other violent scenes in Spy Kids include:
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 may also be disturbed by some of the scenes described above.
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.
It is unlikely that children in this age group will be disturbed by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There are some coarse language and putdowns in this movie, including:
Spy Kids is an action packed movie with a brother and sister having to step up and work together to save their parents and the world from an evil plan. Along the way they encounter plenty of clever spy gadgets and learn the tricks of the world of espionage.
The main messages from this movie are:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their childrenbullying
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