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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (fantasy action violence, themes of death and loss)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to frightening action violence and themes of death and loss.|
|Children aged 8–10||Parental guidance recommended due to action violence and themes of death and loss.|
|Children over the age of 10||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:||Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans|
|Consumer advice lines:||n/a|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is the finale to popular CGI animated fantasy-adventure series, Trollhunters, 3Below, and Wizards. When we last met Jim Lake (voiced by Emile Hirsch), the magic amulet that gave him his Trollhunting powers had been destroyed by the Arcane Order. Feeling vulnerable and unsure of himself, Jim must reunite with the old team to battle two primordial beings - Bellroc (voiced by Kay Bess and Piotr Michael) and Skrael (voiced by Piotr Michael) - hell bent on kidnapping their fellow primordial being, Nari (voiced by Angel Lin), to bring about the end of life on earth and ‘reset’ the planet using three giant elemental titans (Nature, Ice, and Fire). To save the world, Jim must find his courage and work out how to defeat the titans with the help of his love-interest, Claire Nunez (voiced by Lexi Medrano), his best friend, Toby Domzalski (voiced by Charlie Saxton), Master Wizard Douxie (voiced by Colin O’Donoghue), Troll friends Blinky (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) and AAARRRGGH!!! (voiced by Fred Tatasciore), and his alien friends Krel (voiced by Diego Luna), Aja (voiced by Tatiana Maslany), and Varvatos Vex (voiced by Nick Offerman).
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.
Death; Natural disasters; Children as victims (this is within a context in which the children have means to fight back).
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.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is the final instalment in the animated Tales of Arcadia franchise, created by Guillermo Del Toro. This film is fast paced, action-packed, and the most violent of the franchise, depicting frequent injury and death throughout, however, it is likely to entertain older children, over the age of 8, particularly those who have seen the previous films and television episodes. Due to animated violence, frequent frightening sequences, and depictions of death, this film is not suitable for children under the age of 8 and parental guidance is recommended to 10.
The main message from this movie is that courage and strength come from within, not from the armour we wear.
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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