- Movie Reviews
- App Reviews
- Taking Action
- Contact Us
Not recommended under 5, PG to 7 (Violence and scary scenes)
This topic contains:
|Children under 5||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 5-7||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 8 and over||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.
|Name of movie:||Tangled|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In this Disney animated version of the Rapunzel story, Gothel (voice of Donna Murphy) steals the baby Princess Rapunzel, to ensure she has access to the magical powers of Rapunzel's hair. Gothel brings up Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore) as her own daughter, but locked up in an inaccessible tower. When Rapunzel reaches her teenage years, she yearns to go outside but her mother makes sure she is terrified of what is out there in the wide world.
When Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi), a handsome and charming thief, climbs into her tower to escape pursuing soldiers, Rapunzel doesn't immediately see him as her Prince Charming who has come to rescue her. Instead, she attacks him and locks him up in a cupboard. She eventually makes a deal with Flynn to take her out of the tower in exchange for the crown he has stolen from the palace. Together they have a rollicking and, at times, quite scary adventure. They have to escape Gothel, soldiers, thugs, bandits and floods, as well as a fierce horse called Maximus, and along the way, they fall in love.
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; imprisonment
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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed 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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
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
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
None of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
None of concern
Tangled is an animated adventure comedy for children based on a fairytale classic. The new Rapunzel isn't the classic damsel-in-distress, but her beauty is evident and still important. The film is at times overly sentimental, but is likely to appeal to school aged children.
The main messages from this movie are
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:
Tip: Leave out the first A, An or The
Selecting an age will provide a list of movies with content suitable for this age group. Children may also enjoy movies selected via a lower age.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age