Not recommended for children under 8, due to frequent animated violence.
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence|
|Children 8-13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence|
|Children 13 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.
|Name of movie:||Wreck-It Ralph|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In Wreck-it Ralph, video game villain Ralph ( voice of John C. Riley) sets out to fulfil his dream of becoming a hero by winning a medal in another game. While his quest wreaks havoc upon the entire arcade in which he lives, his journey leads to him befriending and helping a young girl named Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), and ultimately changing the lives of two fellow game characters, Felix and Calhoun (Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch).
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.
Video game violence, self-acceptance, forgiveness, good versus evil, the abuse of power
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes
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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film
None of concern
None of concern
There is 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:
Wreck-it Ralph is a heart-warming animated film about one man’s journey of self acceptance. During Ralph’s adventures through various arcade games, the relationships he develops help him to not only appreciate the feelings of others, but also come to realise that he isn’t the stereotypically ‘bad’ villain which society has deemed him to be. In the process of exploring his identity, Ralph discovers that he has far more compassion than he ever imagined. The film will probably be enjoyed by older children but violence and some scary characters make it unsuitable for under 8s.
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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