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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 7 (violence, scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5–7||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Trolls|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild crude humour, some scenes may scare very young children|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This animated movie is set in a magical, colourful paradise where a community of trolls live a fun-filled existence filled with hugs, dancing, singing, scrapbooking, and even glitter-farts. They are ruled by the eternally optimistic and gorgeous Princess Poppy (voice of Anna Kendrick) who loves to keep everyone happy.
One day, Princess Poppy throws a party so spectacular and so loud that it is spotted in the distance by a 'Bergen'. Bergens are horrid, depressed, monsters that have decided that they can only become happy by devouring trolls. This particular Bergen, the exiled head chef (voice of Christine Baranski), knows that she can win favour with the young Bergen King 'Gristle' (voice of Christopher Mintz-Plasse) by bringing him some tasty trolls to eat. She gate crashes the troll party and kidnaps a handful of the tiny creatures.
Princess Poppy is completely shocked but knows that she must rescue her captured subjects before they are eaten. She enlists the help of Branch (voice of Justin Timberlake) who is the only grumpy and pessimistic troll in the bunch. Poppy convinces him to team up with her to travel to the Bergen town and save the kidnapped trolls. Along the way, despite the peril, many lessons are learnt and many cheerful songs are sung.
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.
Community; love and kindness; kidnapping; creatures being killed and eaten
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 are a few scenes of animated 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 of this age may also find some of the above scenes scary or disturbing and parental guidance is recommended.
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 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 mild sexual and romantic references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and crude body-function humour in this film, including:
There are some mild insults in this film, including:
Trolls is a fantastic and lively spectacular, full of funny, loveable characters and some entertaining music and dance scenes. The film is humorous, well-paced and full of good messages. With trolls being chased and eaten, and scary creatures such as the Bergens and large spiders, the film is too scary for under-fives, but otherwise can be enjoyed by both a range of children and their parents/carers.
The main messages from this movie are:
Parents may wish to discuss whether you should feel that you need to change your appearance to be attractive to someone to whom you are attracted.
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