Not recommended under 8; parental guidance recommended to 10 due to violence, scary scenes and sexual references
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence, scary scenes and sexual references|
|Children aged 8 to 10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes and sexual references|
|Children aged 10 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:||Teen Titans Go! To the movies|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Teen Titans Go! To the movies is an animated movie involving DC Comic Books characters. The Teen Titans are a group of teenage would-be superheroes. Robin (voice of Scott Menville) is desperate to have a movie made about him like other famous superheroes - Batman, Superman, etc. The movie director Jade Wilson, (Kristen Bell) doesn’t take Robin and his friends seriously, nor do any of the other superheroes. Robin decides he needs a nemesis to provide a reason for him to become a famous superhero and so meets Slade (Will Arnett). Slade (who looks a lot like Deadpool) has dastardly plans to take over the universe by mind control methods.
Slade manages to take control of Jade and the other superheroes and lures Robin in by making him believe that he’s going to have his own movie. Meanwhile Slade has obtained the necessary titanium to power his Doomsday Machine which will bring the rest of the universe under his evil control. It is up to Robin and his faithful friends to prevent Slade from carrying out his wicked plans.
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.
Good versus evil; superheroes
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 many scenes of fighting with swords, lasers, guns and other weapons. Examples 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to 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.
Some of the younger children in this age group could also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
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
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
None of concern
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Teen Titans Go! To the movies is an animated superhero fantasy based on DC Comics characters. Like the comic books, it has no resemblance to reality and very little story. It is likely to appeal to those who like superhero comics, but as there is continuous violence throughout, scenes that may scare young children, and some sexual references, it is not recommended for children under 8.
The main messages from this movie are that friends are more important than fame and that you don’t have to be a superhero to be super.
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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