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Not suitable under 6; parental guidance to 7 (scary scenes)
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|Children under 6||Not suitable due to some scary scenes.|
|Children aged 6-7||Parental guidance recommended due to some 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:||Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild suggestive language, mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Wallace (Peter Sallis), avid cheese-lover and inventor, and his dog, Gromit, have set up “Anti-pesto”, a security business protecting the vegetable patches of their fellow villagers. The villagers are in preparation for the annual vegetable fair, and their over-sized and prized vegetables are under threat from vegetable-loving rabbits.
Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter) hosts the annual fair, and asks Wallace to come to her aid and eradicate her rather overwhelming rabbit problem. She prefers Anti-pesto’s humane way of capturing and protecting the rabbits to the more deadly methods of her hopeful suitor, the gun-toting nob Victor Quartermaine (Ralph Fiennes). Wallace believes he can cure the rabbits of their vegetable-devouring ways by combining two of his inventions, the BunVac 6000 and the Mind Manipulator O’matic. He experiments on himself and the rabbits, attempting to transfer his thoughts of not eating vegetables to them.
Soon after, the village begins to be terrorised by a giant vegetable-crazy ‘Were-rabbit’. With the encouragement of Lady Tottington and despite the their misgivings about the capabilities of Anti-pesto, the villagers agree to give Wallace and Gromit a final chance to rid them of the were-rabbit. In their attempts to locate and capture the were-rabbit, Wallace and Gromit must also deal with the startling discovery of the were-rabbit’s true identity and the frequent interruptions of the increasingly jealous and aggressive Victor.
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, mostly slapstick in nature, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
There are a number of scenes that children under the age of five may find scary, including:
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 in this age group may also be scared by the above-mentioned scenes.
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 further of concern.
There is one mild instance, where a police officer makes a joke about the vegetable culprit ‘arsing around’.
The main message from this movie is about loyalty to friends, treating all creatures humanely and the victory of good over evil.
Values parents may wish to encourage include:
Parents may wish to discuss with their children, the harm that can come to people and animals in real life through the use of guns.
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