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Not recommended under 8 (violence, scary scenes, themes), parental guidance to 13
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence, scary scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 8–13||Parental guidance is recommended due to violence and themes.|
|Children over the age of 13||Children over the age of 13 could see this movie with or without parental guidance though families will likely want to discuss some of the concepts the movie contains.|
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:||Pilgrim's Progress, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In a desolate city of never-ending toil the descendants of Lux, a devilish creature, rule over the inhabitants, keeping order and ensuring no one ever ventures into the outer regions. One inhabitant, Christian Pilgrim (voiced by David Thorpe), finds a book left by an escapee of the city, Faithful Pathfinder. Disobeying orders to destroy the book, Christian discovers the book depicts the Celestial City and contains messages of hope and love, unlike anything he has ever known. The book speaks to Christian’s heart and, unable to convince his wife to join him, he leaves his family behind to journey to the Celestial City alone. Christian soon learns that this is not a journey he can make by himself and that help will always be given if called for. Despite clear instructions to stay on the straight path and follow the light, Christian finds that he can be easily mislead or deceived by false friends or flatterers intending to lead him astray or who are actually Lux in disguise. The journey is long and dangerous and far more difficult than Christian ever imagined. However, along the way he finds friends and meets fellow followers of the light, including Evangelist (voiced by John Rhys–Davies) who gives him direction, Hopeful (voiced by Justin Butcher) who gives him courage to follow the journey to the end and Faithful who demonstrates the value of life and sacrifice. As Christian faces frightening demons and fears he learns to have faith, to trust in the teachings of the book and to be grateful for the journey that is leading him home.
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.
Faith, good vs evil, a father leaving his family, impending war, the carrying of burdens insecurities and fear, struggle through hardships and sacrifice.
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.
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.
It is unlikely that children over the age of thirteen will be frightened by this movie.
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:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Pilgrim’s Progress is an animated adventure based on the book by Paul Bunyan. Despite its appearance this is not a film for young children. Older children and adult audiences will likely find much to discuss in terms of the powerful messages conveyed as well as some not so savoury concepts.
The main messages from this movie are to follow the straight path, to be faithful to the teachings of the King and to be vigilant against all the forces of evil that will undoubtedly block your path.
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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