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Not recommended under 6; Parental guidance to 8 (Scary scenes, themes).
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|Children under 6||Not recommended due to scary scenes and mild themes.|
|Children aged 6–8||Parental Guidance recommended.|
|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:||Wonder Park|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
June (voice of Sofia Mali) and her mother (Jennifer Garner) are very close and love to create magical worlds together. In particular they create Wonderland, a wonderful fantasy theme park, which includes several of June’s toys: Peanut, a monkey (Norbert Leo Butz), Boomer, a bear (Ken Hudson Campbell), Greta, a warthog (Mila Kunis) and Steve, a porcupine (John Oliver). One day June’s mother gets bad news and she must tell June that she is sick and has to go away for some time. June’s world collapses and she loses interest in her friends and in Wonderland. Time goes by and June is now older (Brianna Denski) and is overly worried about her Dad. June’s Dad decides to send her to camp 'Awe Sum' to try and lift her out of her sadness, but June panics along the way and tries to return home. On the way however, she gets side-tracked and discovers an old broken-down fun park. There she finds life size characters of her old friends, Boomer, Greta and Steve. They tell her the sad story about how a darkness had descended on Wonder Park and it had been overrun by the chimpanzombies. June realises that she must find her old friend Peanut and together restore light to the lost park.
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.
Separation from a parent; family illness; dealing with emotions; fantasy; animals and children in peril.
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:
Boomer goes backwards on the roller coaster. It isn’t fixed and it seems like he will go off the edge. He’s terrified and screams but the animals fix it just in time.
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 very mild sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some very mild coarse language in this movie, including:
Wonder Park is a colourful and exciting animated adventure/fantasy story. There are elements of sadness, although it does have a happy ending. There are some intense moments, threats, and mild violence; therefore, not recommended for under 6’s. Parental Guidance is recommended for children between 6 and 8.
The main messages from this movie are that light is stronger than darkness and that darkness is always present to remind us of the light that surrounds us.
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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