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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (themes, violence, scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence, themes, and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5–8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 8||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:||Two by Two: Overboard!|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
A great flood fills the world with water and an animal settlement, sailing on an ark in search of land, begins to run out of food. Unlikely pals Leah and Finny demonstrate that carnivores and herbivores can not only get along, they can become best friends as well. When the pair accidentally fall overboard, they try to get back to the ark but a violent storm pulls them apart. While Leah washes up on a distant island, Finny finds a ‘Nestrian’ community full of creatures just like himself who have built a safe colony under the sea to protect themselves from predators. When Leah is captured and the ark arrives on the island, Finny tries to convince Patch, the Nestrian leader, to release Leah and help the others but, fearful of the destruction outsiders could bring, his request is refused. When a fiery volcano threatens to destroy the island and everything in its path the animals must set their differences aside and work together to help each other in order to save themselves.
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.
Children/animals being separated from parents; Natural disasters; Mistrust of those who are different from you.
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 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:
Two by Two: Overboard! is an animated adventure based very loosely around the story of Noah’s Ark and is a sequel to the 2015 film, Two by Two. The characters, dialogue and bright animation are all aimed at a younger audience but many of the dramatic scenes and underlying themes are too intense for this age group. Therefore, the film is not suitable for children under 5 and parental guidance is recommended to 8.
The main messages from this movie are that people can change and that truces are possible; that we are all connected; and when disaster strikes, we must all work together in order to survive.
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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