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Incredibles 2 (2018)

Published in I
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:20
INCREDIBLES 2 is preceded by short film BAO featuring themes of parenting, family, raising children, protection, belligerence, engagement, moving out of home and reconciliation. Meat served/eaten, comic cannibalism reference.
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  • Rating

    PG (USA): Action sequences and some brief mild language.

  • The pitch

    Heavyweight problems need heavyweight solutions.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Bird, Sophia Bush, Brad Bird, Phil LaMarr, Isabella Rossellini, Jonathan Banks

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are thrown through the air/against objects/to the ground, hit with objects, memory-wiped, vacuumed up, thumped, jackhammered, punched, near-crushed, held at gunpoint, slapped, kicked, bitten, near-shot with laser beams, eye-pulled, hypnotised, kicked out of a plane/helicopter, tasered, pursued, tackled, mind-controlled, tied up, frozen, shot at with lightning bolts, squeezed/near-crushed, beaten, near-strangled, teleported, fire-extinguished. Cars thrown/smashed, monorails/trains derailed, helicopter crashes, plane crash, boat crash, mid-air collision. Explosions, windows smashed. Burning baby/table. Building collapse, bridge collapse. Mass panic. Bank robbery; a child watches a bank robbery movie. Fists slammed on table, door slammed. Screaming.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None). Kissing. A baby poos in its nappy (implied). Nude baby (genitals obscured).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (idiotic, jerks, sheltered, passive, punk, ghastly, super freak, surly, child, weak, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my god, damned, etc).

  • THEMES

    Family, superheroes, siblings, crime fighting, stay-at-home dads, new jobs, working mothers, jealousy, hypnosis, mind control, legislation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (shot), dead mother mentioned. Raccoon. Spitting. Flashing/strobing lights.

The Iron Giant

Published in T
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 08:44
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  • Rating

    PG: Some scenes may scare very small children.

  • The pitch

    You are what you choose to be.

  • Starring

    Eli Marienthal, Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, Christopher McDonald, John Mahoney, M. Emmet Walsh

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, shot at, electrocuted, near-crushed, thrown through a window, thrown overboard, pursued, hit by a train (implied), poked, swept away be a tidal wave, interrogated, face-grabbed, threatened, drugged (implied), tackled, blown apart. An animal is shot by hunters. Mid-sea disaster, train derailing, vehicle collision, mid-air battle, explosions. An animal wrecks a diner. Coffee is spat in a woman's face. Characters fall over, hit their head, dangle precariously, fall from a high ledge. Children watch a film about a nuclear attack (missiles, mushroom cloud, explosions seen). Smashed glass/crockery, objects knocked over/thrown, property damage, wrecked/eaten vehicles. Military vehicles/aircraft/personnel. A boy watches a horror movie, a boy plays with a toy gun. Blood/gore: Dead animal. Bloody nose, bandaged head. Detached limbs (robot). A man is attacked by a brain (theatrical). Murdered kid mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Boy in swimming trunks. A boy watches a couple flirt in a horror movie.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man holds a cloth across a child's face (sedative implied). Smoking (pipe). Whiskey, beer mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Robots, giants, unlikely friendships, peace keeping, government agents, acceptance, junk, scrap metal, arts and crafts, gun control, repairs, mother-son relationships, mortality, defense, sacrifice, sculpture, 1950s USA.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Lightning, thunder, power blackout. Squirrel, racoon, pigs, horses (on TV), deer, flock of birds. Toilet. Spitting. Invaders from Mars, UFOs, mind-reading mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tender, heartwarming, beautiful, lovely, touching, funny, clever, satirical, uplifting, solid, enchanting, political, story-driven, provocative, smooth, skilled, towering, thoughtful, sweet, witty, fun, sleek, engaging, affecting, outstanding. Involving/compelling story, blazing action, big climax, deals with serious issues, doesn't pander to children.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    N/A

Tomorrowland

Published in T
Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:38
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild science fiction violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Saving humanity in the Nix of time.

  • Starring

    Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Pierce Gagnon, Matthew MacCaull, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/robots are vaporised, stabbed, zapped with laser weapons/beams, thrown through the air, threatened, pursued, shot at, kicked, punched, bashed, hit with objects, decapitated, maimed, arrested, attacked by an animal, thrown through a windscreen, hit by a car, magnetised, frozen, near-blasted, catapulted, knocked out, dragged, jerked around/forward, kneed, tackled, crushed. People/robots fall from high ledges/distances, hit their head, fall down stairs/through trap door. Explosions, crash landings, uncontrolled freefalling, mid-air collision, dangerous driving, burning vehicle, building sideswiped, flooding, devastation. Vandalism, trespass, handcuffed man, hand-to-hand combat. Objects knocked over, smashed. Video footage of riots, extreme weather events (cyclone/tornado), burning forest, nuclear mushroom cloud. Famine, war, environmental collapse, terrorists, murder, joining a cult, Doomsday, the apocalpyse, epidemics, dead animals, widespread annhilation mentioned. Arguing, screaming, yelling. Blood/gore: Bloody graze on chin, gash on arm, burned skull, twisted/smashed face (no gore). DNA scan, a girl's torso opens out to reveal a storage pocket. Significant injury, loss of blood sugar mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People in swimwear. Mini-skirts, some slightly transparent/revealing clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People consume a sherbert-like powder. Being on drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    P*ss, sonfa---, bollocks, bloody, peeing. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The future, invention, New York's World Fair 1964, Disneyland, jet-pack flight, optimism, cynicism, humanity, engineering, space travel, surveillance, father-daughter relationships, super strength, programming, the Eiffel Tower, deportation, dreamers, self-fulfilling prophecy, tachyonic energy, anything is possible.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks, welding sparks, power blackout. Birds (mechanical), dogs, buzzing insects. Tongue-poking, burping. Being stung by a bee mentioned. Brief French language (no subtitles), brief robot language (subtitles). Also known as Tomorrowland: A World Beyond and Disney Tomorrowland: A World Beyond.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Big-budget, futuristic, effects-heavy, star-driven, fantasy-oriented, audience-friendly, sparkling, philosophical, big, flashy, fun, brave, high-budget, accessible, rip-roaring, funny, surprising, wondrous, sugared-up, awestruck, emotional, throught-provoking, subversive, globe-trotting, time-traveling, optimistic, exhilarating. Gorgeous world, inventive images, carefully choreographed/tense action, compelling/solid performances, beautiful/enlightened future, playful tone, energetic score, glorious/bright/clean/smooth production design, retro references, politically astute commentary, substantial ideas, weighty/provocative/worthwhile themes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, exhausting, preachy. Ho-hum story, some awkward third-act twists, some sermonising, thin/unsatisfying world-building, flat finale, ultimately succumbs to blockbuster trappings.

Ratatouille

Published in R
Friday, 16 May 2014 08:27
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Deviates from the recipe.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, struck by lightning, thrown from rooftops, near-drowned, near-trodden, near-burned, trapped, near-squashed, near-roasted, bound, gagged, threatened at gunpoint, scratched, bitten, hit with objects, slapped, hit by a moped, caged. Characters wear a gas mask, dangle precariously. Broken glass, property damage, vehicle accident (audio), a cyclist crashes into a car, a character falls from his moped. Stealing, bribery. Killing animals/characters, doing jail time, robbery, fraud mentioned. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Dead rats caught in traps. Scratches, bites, mild burns on skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Bare chest (male). Messing around with someone's daughter mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Intoxication. Gambling syndicates mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious reference. Cultural, gender stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Food, cooking, family, father-son relationships, smell, flavour, French cuisine, Paris, Michelin stars, food criticism, trust, communication, mentoring, inheritance, food memories, hygiene.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, deceased chef mentioned. Rats, dogs, fish. Full moon, scary red eyes, bonfire, vomiting, gagging. Veal stomach, sweetbreads mentioned. Ghostly apparition.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Audacious, risky, imaginative, triumphant, gorgeous, slapstick, complicated, satisfying, inventive, ambitious, delightful, enjoyable, adult-proof, captivating, witty, inspiring, fun, big, beautiful, funny, grand. Lovable rodent, irresistible characters, remarkable attention to detail, extraordinary visuals, sumptuous animation, perfect voice cast, sly sense of humour, enchanting story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Blithe, overcooked. Some pacing lag, could be funnier.

The Incredibles

Published in T
Saturday, 14 September 2013 10:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Medium level violence and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    It's super.

  • Starring

    Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L Jackson, Jason Lee, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Elizabeth Peña, Dominique Lewis, Wallace Shawn, Lou Romano

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters (including children) get punched, kicked, attacked by giant robot/droids, pursued, shot at (lasers, gunfire), beaten, mugged, thrown through the air, slammed against objects, dropped, sucked into engines, hit with objects, near-choked, near-crushed (tar balls), taken hostage, restrained, electrocuted, threatened, knocked over, kidnapped (baby), held at gunpoint. People fall from sky-height into the ocean/toward land. Missiles launched, mid-air explosion, plane crash, helicopter crash, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollover. Armed gunmen, robbers, men in balaclavas, tanks, armed soldiers. Attempted suicide (jumping), break-and-enter, gunshots. A bomb is attached to a child. Derailed train, burning building, smashed objects, explosions, extensive property damage, debris. Domestic yelling/arguing, screaming, pleading. Blood/gore: Bloody gash on arm. Bandages, neck braces, man in traction, man on stretcher. Human skeleton/corpse seen. Photographs of terminated superheroes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, bum-grabbing, kissing. Intimacy implied. A woman believes her husband is having an extra-marital affair. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE

    Heck, darn. Name-calling. Religious references. Genre, gender, teen, adult, marriage, family stereotypes. Weight, hobo jokes.

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, secret identities, super strength, super speed, elasticity, force fields, invisibility, family, siblings, teamwork, invention, lying, the glory days, secret missions, reinvention, training, relocation, facial recognition technology, droids, capes, super suits, infidelity, security, hideouts, villains, fanboys, fashion design, haberdashery, teenage crushes, stowaways, monologues, lawsuits.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wedding, church, courtroom, hospital settings. Job loss. Deceased loved ones, friends, colleagues mentioned. Cat, buzzing insects, parrot, mole. Lightning, thunder, tornado, full moon, helicopter, plane, campfire. Spitting. Brief French language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Dazzling, beautiful, funny, meaningful, huge, ambitious, satirical, inspirational, sweet, spirited, clever, buoyant, human, raucous, fun, fresh, sharp, amusing, action-packed. Top-notch storytelling, outstanding CGI, visually thrilling, engaging characters, family friendly message.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Too violent for some children. Loud, overlong.