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Parental guidance recommended under 6 (Scary scenes)
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|Children under 6||Parental guidance recommended due to some scary scenes|
|Children aged 6 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy is an animated film that follows the story of Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), an intelligent and inquisitive pixie dust-keeper fairy. Zarina had always been amazed by the magical qualities of pixie dust, and became determined to discover everything that it could do. However, after experimenting with blue pixie dust and causing an incident in Pixie Hollow, she is forced to leave her home to continue her experiments elsewhere.
A year later during the Four Seasons Festival, the pixies notice Zarina flying around the audience and creating poppies which put everyone to sleep. She heads to the dust depot and steals the blue pixie dust – without it, the fairies cannot multiply the yellow dust and continue to fly. After Zarina takes off, the other fairies set off in search of her.
The fairies discover that Zarina has taken control of a pirate ship, working as their captain and promising the crew that she will be able to make their ship fly using the fairy dust. However, things go wrong for Zarina, and James Hook (Tom Hiddleston) turns on her and takes back the ship. It is then up to Zarina’s friends to rescue her, and to get back the fairy dust that belongs to Pixie Hollow.
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.
Friendship; power; good versus evil; fairies and pirates
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 limited violence in the film, 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.
Younger children in this group may be worried by what happens to Zarina.
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
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
None of concern
None of concern
There is limited use of substances in this movie, including:
None of concern
Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy is a film that talks about the choices and different paths individuals may take in life. It demonstrates that it can be dangerous to place one’s trust in strangers, and also highlights the importance of having trusted people in your life to guide you in making good choices. Additionally, the film depicts the strength of friendship as well as the necessity of forgiveness, and how both are needed in order for relationships to grow. The film is probably of most interest to children aged ten and under, but under sixes may need parent help with some scenes that they may find scary.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may also wish to talk about the difficulties of always following rules and the importance of not always trusting strangers.
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