Return To Nim's Island Friday, 03 April 2020

Return To Nim's Island

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: Very mild violence.

  • The pitch:

    An unexpected visitor brings unwelcome guests.

  • Starring:

    Bindi Irwin, Matthew Lillard, Toby Wallace, John Waters, Nathan Derrick

  • Directed by:

    Brendan Maher

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), NR (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Raised voices and arguing. A girl screams. Two youths fall down an embankment. A boy falls into a rocky waterhole; a girl dives in after him. A boy hits his head on a tree. Smashed glass. A boy is trapped in a net. A man threatens a young girl with a blade. Two youths fall into quicksand. People are injured by a swarm of bees and stinging nettles. Birds poo on people (poo is seen on faces, heads, clothing). A girl uses a machete to break objects. A man throws rocks, burning sticks at two youths. A man hits a man from behind then punches him. Blood/gore: Swollen faces and bruising are seen as a result of a bee attack.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    None.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling and derogatory insults for comic effect.

  • THEMES:

    Ecology, endangered species, animal poaching, acceptance, kleptomania, protection, defense, abandonment, safety, defiance, family disputes, running away from home.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased mother is mentioned and seen in photographs. Daughter refers to her father by his first name. Animals in cages. Animal rescue. Practical joking. Cobwebs. Campfire. Acrophobia. Waterfall. Gutted fish (mentioned). Poison darts and bodies being picked over (mentioned). Animal traps are seen. Several high point-of-view shots from a cliff looking down toward a rocky shoreline. Free climbing. WILDLIFE: Sea lion, fish, parrots (lorikeets, Amazon parrot, peachfaces), birds (cormorant, seagulls,) lizards (blue-tongue, water dragon, Kimodo dragon, iguana), sea slug, starfish, turtles, crabs (Christmas Island red crabs, soldier crabs), bees, ants, dolphins, caterpillar, grubs, mealworms, glow worms, bats, owl, praying mantis, frogs, snake (white python), bilby. Bandicoots, cassowaries, gliders, rock rats, goldenback trigger fish are mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Glorious island scenery and beach views. Family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Slow-paced. Main female character is more hostile than a city worker stuck in a traffic jam. Predictable, uninventive storyline.

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