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Not suitable under 8: parental guidance to 10 (violence, scary scenes and themes)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to scary and violent scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 8–10||Parental guidance recommended due to scary and violent scenes and themes.|
|Children over the age of 10||Ok for this age group, though may lack interest for older viewers.|
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:||Tad the Explorer: The Mummy Adventure|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Tad the Explorer: The Mummy Adventure is the latest in a series of animated, comedy adventure films about aspiring but accident-prone archaeologist, Tad Jones. The film is Spanish, but dubbed in English.
The film opens with Tad (voice of Trevor White) working as an assistant on a dig in Mexico. In characteristic style, he accidentally opens a secret door and finds himself in a giant chamber where he makes the unlikely discovery of an Egyptian sarcophagus. When Tad reports his find, the professional archaeologists ridicule his report and he is fired from the dig – They then claim his finding as their own.
Determined to investigate further, Tad finds the sarcophagus in a museum and manages to open it, releasing an Egyptian mummy named Ramona (voice of Pippa Bennett-Warner) and unleashing a curse connected with a mysterious emerald tablet. To his horror, the curse transforms his friends from previous adventures – Mummy, an Incan mummy; Jeff the dog; and Belzoni the parrot – into strange creatures.
Pursued by crime fighters and the professional archaeologists, Tad and Sara (voice of Alex Wells) now go on an action-packed and dangerous quest to discover the emerald tablet and free their friends from the curse. They travel to Paris to find information from Napoleonic times hidden under the Louvre and then to Egypt. Along the way they meet up with Victoria Moon (voice of Elena Sanz), a researcher of the occult, who offers to help and follows them before becoming affected by the curse herself.
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.
Archaeology; the Ancient World; the Supernatural; Curses and being cursed.
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 are frequent scenes of violence and accidental harm 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Tad the Explorer: The Mummy Adventure (also known as, Tad the Lost Explorer and the Emerald Tablet) is an animated, comedy adventure suitable for older, primary school children and likely to also appeal to younger teens, but unlikely to have much appeal for older viewers. Scary scenes and themes, and violence make it unsuitable for under 8s.
The main message from this movie is that loyalty and friendship, as demonstrated by both Tad and Sara, are more important than fame.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents of younger viewers may need to discuss the two alternative endings we see in the film and the choice made by Tad.
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