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Not recommended under 8, parental guidance recommended 8-10 due to violence, scary scenes and themes
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence, scary scenes and themes|
|Children aged 8-10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes and themes.|
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 Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This movie is a Spanish animated feature that has been dubbed in English. It is the sequel to the original 2012 movie “Tad the Lost Explorer”. Tad (voice of Trevor White) has returned to his job as a bricklayer in New York City but now he is also an archaeology student with grand ambitions. He is head over heels in love with ‘star’ archaeologist Sara Lavrov (voice of Alex Kelly) and is looking for an opportunity to see her again and ask her to be his girlfriend. As luck would have it, Sara has recently uncovered an ancient scroll that is linked to the story of King Midas and she is in town to present her findings.
At the grand unveiling, the scroll is stolen right from under their noses by the villainous Jack Rackham (voice of Ramon Tikaram), who seeks to harness the power of King Midas and become invincible. Rackham kidnaps Sara, knowing that only she will be able to help him solve the mystery of the scroll. Tad is devastated and knows that he must save Sara.
Together with Sara’s assistant Tiffany (Gemma Whelan), his dog Jeff, and the comical ‘Mummy’ (voice of Joseph Balderrama) who has been exiled from an Egyptian tomb, Tad sets off to Spain to save Sara and win back the scroll.
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; myths and legends; power and wealth; cultural stereotypes; love and romance
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 a lot of 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.
Some children in this age group may also be scared by some of the above-mentioned scenes
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.
Nothing of concern
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.
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
Nothing of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas is a formulaic romance-centred adventure story that is a bit like an Indiana Jones adventure. It is fast paced but it is also quite predictable with a fair few cultural stereotypes. Due to violence, scary scenes and themes, it is not recommended for children under 8 and parental guidance is recommended for the 8-10 age group
The main message from this movie echoes the message from the tale of King Midas, that love and human connection are more powerful than all the gold or wealth in the world.
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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