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Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

Published in S
Sunday, 02 April 2017 04:18
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes, some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch

    Take the kids and get Lost.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Ariel Winter, Joe Manganiello, Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Ellie Kemper, Mandy Patinkin, Rainn Wilson, Demi Lovato, Jake Johnson, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Gabriel Iglesias, Tituss Burgess, Gordon Ramsay, Meghan Trainor

  • Directed by

    Kelly Asbury

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at (arrows), captured, kicked, punched, hit in the head, pursued, swiped into a wall, attacked by a bird (bone-breaking sound heard, talons digging into flesh), chased by fire-breathing dragonflies, burned to death (implied), hit with objects, launched/blasted through the air, turned into a lump of clay, thrown to the ground, hit by falling objects, nose-pinched, whipped by a snapping vine, trapped, spat out, scratched, chased by a stampeded of glowing rabbits, smacked into rocks, thrown from a raft, caged, threatened with spears, bitten, fish-slapped, shaved (patch of fur). Characters trip, fall down, skid into walls, run into objects, fall into holes/into a river (can't swim)/over a waterfall, smash into a tree (rolling in barrel), fly into a rock, collide, panic (darkness). A fire arrow hits a bird/bird falls from the sky. Explosions, joke box glitter bomb, rock avalanche. Boxing flowers trap characters, spit them out, get punched, try to inhale characters. Bridge breaks in half with Smurfs on it, door kicked in, homes destroyed, falling/breaking objects. Window slammed shut in character's face. Arguing. Blood/gore: Smurf funeral. Bone-breaking sound. Scary shadow puppets and description of monsters (scaly skin, pointy teeth, claws). Animal used as live bait. Skull lantern. Eyeball flowers. Rabbits scared of falling into a river mime death. "Kill the bird" mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Flirting, hugging. Birds, flowers kissed. Shirtless Smurfs and Smurfs in spa bath (implied nudity). Joke about "rocking the cage".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    Jokes about freeze balls, farts, bottoms, butts, age.

  • THEMES

    Smurfs, magic spells/potions, maps, secrets, quests, adventures, respect, spying, narcissism, agoraphobia, resurrection, depression, identity crises, practical jokes, gender imbalance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead Smurf, Smurf funeral. Cat, birds, fire-breathing dragonflies, glowing rabbits, piranhas. Waterfall, river rapids.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Energetic, creative, kid-friendly, unchallenging, fast-paced, colourful, wholesome, distracting. Refreshingly basic plot, pop music score, all-star voice cast, simple characterisation, kinetic/glittery/bright/colourful visuals, nice/earnest messaging, admirable effort to break down gender imbalance in Smurf's village.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic. Bland for older viewers, some slow/boring/talky moments, overbearing pathos.

Savannah

Published in S
Sunday, 22 September 2013 01:29
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  • Rating

    PG-13 (USA): Brief sexuality.

  • The pitch

    Duck, duck, goose.

  • Starring

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford, Sam Shephard, Tracey Walter, Jack McBrayer, Hal Holbrook, Jim Caviezel, Simone Griffeth

  • Directed by

    Annette Haywood-Carter

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Hunting, many animals shot. People are shot at, punched, threatened at gunpoint, slammed against wall, thrown overboard, dragged. Suicide (drowning) implied. Objects shot, knocked over. Yelling, arguing. Beating up Russians, shooting man, law-breaking mentioned. Blood/gore: Burning animal carcasses, hanging animal carcasses. Photographs of hunters with kills.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, foreplay, caressing (sex implied). Flirting. Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits, shots), bar setting, intoxication. Smoking (cigarettes, cigars, pipe).

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, p*ss. Racism. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, racial, regional stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Ward Allen, Christmas Moultrie, biography, shooting, romance, marriage, selfishness, ego, unlikely friendships, slavery, hunting, duck shooting, legends, nature, probation, journalism, depression, storytelling, family history, photography, death.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased baby. Deceased pet. Courtroom, wedding, jail settings. Thunder. Ducks, geese, birds, dog, horses, taxidermy animals. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Evocative, old-fashioned. Earnest performances, handsomely shot.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-paced, confused, narrow-focused, overlong, episodic, uninteresting, dull, amateurish. Inconsistent tone, terrible old-age makeup, thin supporting roles, one-dimensional characters, no narrative drive, limp story, limited dramatic potential, wasted opportunities, racially insensitive, multiple contrivances, shoddy direction, pedestrian screenplay.

Despicable Me

Published in D
Monday, 03 June 2013 01:21
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Gru-vy.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Kate Fisher, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Jemaine Clement, Jack McBrayer, Danny McBride

  • Directed by

    Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Tanks, machine guns, rockets, laser guns, stun-guns, missiles, decoy flares, mace, halberds, torture chamber, bomb casings seen and/or used. Children are kidnapped, held hostage. People, minions are shot at, blasted, freeze-rayed, hit with objects, fired upon, kicked, headslammed, thrown through the air, slapped, electrocuted, knocked over; minions fight one another. A man is punched by robotic boxing gloves, attacked by a shark, crushed by a door, near-sliced by circular saw blades, catapulted through the air, hit with an explosive device. A huge explosion is seen from a distance; crater. An animal, minion and an object are shrunk. A man is knocked aside by a speeding bus. Boy falls off scaffolding, a girl holds her breath until she faints, a man falls off a surfboard head-first onto rocks. Children sit in closed 'boxes-of-shame' as punishment. Objects, monuments are stolen. A vehicle crash-lands, crashes into cars. Animals are shot out of guns, an animal is punched, a bird is shot by a tank (implied). A child's comfort toy, other objects are incinerated. Objects are smashed, toilet-papered. Stealing, crime discussed. A man breaks a pinkie-promise, makes pancakes in the shape of skulls, corpses. People fall from very high distances, dangle precariously from great heights. Squealing. Blood/gore: A girl appears to be spiked to death in a coffin-shaped torture chamber; what appears to be blood leaks out.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man's trousers fall down to his ankles, revealing his boxers. Naked baby photo (backside seen). Minions photocopy their bottoms. A naked werewolf-man is seen from a distance (no genitals visible).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Giant beer can seen. Volunteers drink anti-gravity serum.

  • LANGUAGE

    Fart, butt. Name-calling, threats, teasing, dobbing. A man taunts a small boy. Stereotypes (villains, children).

  • THEMES

    Evil villains, world domination, rivalry, orphans, adoption, single parenting, parental approval/rejection, childhood dreams.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Orphans, adoption. Goats, dog, dog attack/bite, elephant, Great White shark, shark attack, birds, werewolf, taxidermy on walls. Dog poo, bed-bugs, creature in the closet discussed. Full moon, rollercoaster, toilet, urinals, lycanthropy. Vomit noises, gagging, nose-picking, fart cloud. Bankruptcy mentioned. Roast chicken eaten. Sky-high aerial cinematography and stunts. End credits sequence.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Original, nostalgic, joyful, reckless, contagious, evenly paced, funny, sprightly, irresistible, wacky, offbeat, adorable, heart-warming, charming. End credits scene is clever. Ingenius script, impressive visuals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Thin plot. Takes a while to get going. Sappy.

Wreck-It Ralph

Published in W
Monday, 25 March 2013 05:43
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    There's a bit of bad in all of us, and that's good.

  • Starring

    John C Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling

  • Directed by

    Rich Moore

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    True to his name, Ralph wrecks stuff: buildings, landscapes, vehicles, objects, stadium seating; you name it. During game-play, Ralph gets thrown off a roof. A videogame baddie talks about crushing a skull like a sparrow egg between his thighs. A videogame character pulls a beating heart out of a zombie's chest. Theft, property damage (intentional and accidental). Dangerous driving. Dying in game-play is discussed. Skulls & crossbones are seen. Smashed glass. Arcade game features lots of shooting with futuristic weapons; many Cy-Bugs are shot. Cy-Bugs are zapped by a giant beam. Characters are slapped, punched, kicked, whacked, beaten with police batons. A wedding is interrupted by invaders; groom is eaten. Character covered in icing resembles a swamp monster. Game characters are scattered across the ground when their stadium seating is demolished. A group of bullies smash a racing car. A man is hit several times by a racing kart and a stalactite. A man demolishes a girl's prize possession while she pleads for him to stop. Yelling, raised voices. A man is 'mixed' by a cake-mixer. A man receives burns from splashes of hot lava. People and objects are thrown, catapulted. Visual implication that a girl is destroyed. Killing, execution (mentioned). A baddie tries to force a character to watch his friend die. A man receives an electric shock. Blood/gore: Game characters "die" then reset back to life. Green blood bursts out of Cy-Bugs when shot. Bruising, swelling, missing teeth.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing, derogatory and mocking insults, mimicking. Pee-pee, soiling underwear (mentioned). Main character says "I hate you".

  • THEMES

    Good guys/bad guys, homelessness, rejection, self-acceptance, exclusion, bullying, favouritism, xenophobia, depression, being misunderstood, wanting to prove yourself.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks. Pant-wetting, puke, vomit (mentioned). Spitting, licking. Cockroach, thousands of robotic bugs. Q*bert language is briefly spoken. An out-of-control aircraft (escape pod) spins and crashes. A character speaks with a lisp. Halitosis. Explosions. A girl talks of being "a mistake".

  • CRITICS LIKE

    80s-era arcade games and 8-bit animation. Plenty of heart. Meticulous attention to detail. Stunning visuals. Sweetly humorous, witty, nostalgic. Great use of soundtrack. Wreckommended for the whole family.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic.