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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 22:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Don't call me cute.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Sebastian Maniscalco, Kari Wahlgren, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl

  • Directed by

    Cal Brunker

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit by falling objects, run over by a bulldozer, electrocuted, shaken, almost run over by a moving car, blasted through the air, slammed to the ground, licked, caged, bitten, pursued, hit by a car, flipped, thrown against a wall, punched, kicked, throat-grabbed, swung at with golf club, shot at (slingshot), knocked over, shot with arrow, squirted with condiments, shirt-grabbed, vacuumed up, lassoed, hit with tranquiliser dart, prodded with a fork, near-strangled, crushed, ear-pulled, tongue-pulled, catapulted through the air, blasted through buildings, attacked by mice, blasted with fire extinguisher, dive-bombed by birds. A character falls from a high balcony to the street below. A plush bunny's head and a doll's head are ripped off (girl places doll's head between her teeth). A character jumps from moving vehicles and slams into mailboxes. A character falls from a hot air balloon. A bulldozer flips over/crashes. Animals habitats/homes are destroyed. Explosions, burning objects, building rubble. Theft. Objects knocked over/dropped/smashed/thrown. Theme park rides and amusements are torn apart/destroyed. Reckless driving, car crashes into other cars and objects, car flips onto roof, truck rolls over. A flashback scene shows a hurricane, lightning, thunder, high winds, a tree being pulled out of the ground, an object crushed by a water wheel, a character hit by a steel plate and knocked unconscious. A character frequently says "We're all gonna die". A girl pretends to shoot her pet dog/dog plays dead (comic). A man says "Your heads are going on the wall", "I wan't that squirrel's head deep-fried on a stick", "I should've eliminated you while I had the chance". Stealing candy from trick-or-treaters, tail got caught on fire mentioned. Screaming, arguing, hissing; mass panic. Blood/gore: Black eye, scratches, bruising. Taxidermy animals/antlers/tusks on wall. A doll's eye falls out and rolls along the ground (creepy). Rabies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Naked man (balloons cover genitals). Flirting, hand-holding, hugging. Kiss on cheek.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Animals are sedated with tranquiliser darts.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (lazy, spoiled, fat, snookums, dumber, mangy little rodents, grumpy, dramatic, mutt, layabouts, crazy, deranged, psychos, circus dogs, violent, reckless, goofball, moron, cute, vermin, fat toothless kid, suckers, etc).

  • THEMES

    Greed, teamwork, foraging, profit, theme parks, habitat, leadership.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Full moon, lightning, thunder. Squirrels, birds, dogs, mole, rat, bees, chipmunks, mice, groundhogs, puppies. Animal skin rugs on floor. Tongue/saliva on car window. Vomit, regurgitation. A dog eats vomit. Hot dogs eaten. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fleet, spry, charming, pro-environment, pro-animal life, anti-consumerist, colourful, kid-friendly, chaotic, funny, thoughtful, entertaining, harmless, passable. Inspired voice casting, inventive/vibrant action sequences, exceptional 3D effects, lavish city-scape images, photorealistic backgrounds, witty "old-movie" flashback of Feng and his warrior mice, deals with timely issues.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary, forgettable, middling, sprawling, uneven. Repetitive chase sequences, rote narrative, limp looniness, changing character motivations, dumb laughs, loaded plot.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 16 September 2017 22:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Find your inner piece. Get some Ninja inya.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, David Burrows, Alex Kauffman, Justin Theroux

  • Directed by

    Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (Very mild, animated.) Characters are punched, kicked, fired through the air/off a suspension bridge, blown apart, knocked over/knocked to the ground, blasted with fire breath, frozen, zapped with lightning blasts, shirt-grabbed, restrained, pushed, hit with objects, caged, near-drowned, mocked/ridiculed, split apart with swords, hit on the forehead, eaten/regurgitated. A city is attacked by air and sea attacks/a giant animal; mass property destruction, mass panic, vehicles/aircraft/buildings destroyed, burning objects. A busload of children teeters/falls from the edge of an overpass, characters fall over cliff edges/into a river. Many characters behave unkindly to another character (say mean things/send mean text messages/whisper about him to friends/move to other seats to get away from him, etc). Objects thrown, smashed, defaced, snatched, crushed. Explosions, bomb. News reports discuss imminent attacks. Dragonfly swatted. Hissing, screaming. A character says he levels cities, attacks innocent people. Flashback of village under attack. Blood/gore: A character loses an arm/arm reinserted. Blood spatter graphic on screen. Scar on cheek. Skeletons/skulls. Characters with scary red eyes. Bitten by a snake, blown-out ear drum, will melt your skin, chipped tooth mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) LEGO characters in swimwear, shirtless men, close up of man slapping his hairy belly. Ogling. A multi-armed character pretends to make out with himself.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling (bad, loser, weirdo, meddling, stupid, loco, maniacal, twisted, nerds, terrible, caged monkey, weak-voiced, subpar, monster, etc). Beeping sounds heard over a message being read aloud (expletives implied). Four-letter words mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Father-son relationships, heroes, ninjas, birthdays, family secrets, teamwork, elemental powers, rejection, evil overloads, capitalism, exes, brothers, training, moonlighting, secret identities, connectivity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged father. Cat, fish tank, sharks, crabs, butterflies, dragonflies, snakes, spiders, cobwebs, beetles, birds, dragon, eagle, cows, horses, goat, horse-head mask. Snake and eyeballs in jars of formaldehyde. Volcano, full moon, dark/creepy jungle, helicopters. Child's balloon popped. Hot dog characters. Spitting. Vision during end credits. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Irreverant, smart, entertaining, delightful, funny, manic, zippy, action-packed, adequate, kid-distracting. Great voice cast, immersive visuals, thrilling battle sequences, beautiful/slick animation, random/bold/absurdist humour, likeable villain, chaotic/fast-paced/joke-filled first half.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, repetitive, forgettable, middling, disappointing. Flimsy emotional backbone, cheap/sappy sentimentality, weak character arcs, slow second half, cheap set-ups/jokes, bland adventure, lacks satire/originality; the idea is getting a little tired.

Kung Fu Panda 3

Published in K
Sunday, 20 March 2016 09:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    This is how they roll.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim

  • Directed by

    Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are bound, chained, punched, kicked, shot at (arrows), drained of life energy, hit with objects, knocked to the ground, thrown through the air, rammed, near-choked, held down, flipped, spun, pursued, near-bitten. Blades fly through the air. Buildings, mountains, objects smashed; debris. A character lays eggs in fear, characters fall out of hammocks. Weapons training. Theft, lying. A cloud shape is beheaded. Yelling, snorting. A character asks "If I step on you will I die?". A flashback scene shows a mother abandoning her child/being (implied) attacked by baddies with torches. Slayer, master of pain, beast of vengeance, maker of widows, zombies mentioned. Blood/gore: Walking wounded (no blood/gore visible). Burning/singed fur, burning ear/paw. Back-cracking sounds heard.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hand-kissing, hugging. Character in the bath. Mild innuendo (reference to "dumplings").

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt, peed. Name-calling. Oh my gosh.

  • THEMES

    Identity, family, father-son relationships, inner peace, chi, faith, respect, teaching, mortality, healing, quests, secrets, adoption, sacrifice, enlightenment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    References to deceased mother/wife. Pandas, rabbits, turtle, ducks, goose, tiger, praying mantis, monkey, snake, yak, crane, pigs, bear, chicken, crocodile, dragon, porcupine. Scary jade creatures with dazzling green eyes. Dry-retching/gagging. Full moon, waterfalls, firecrackers. Some dizzying visuals.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brisk, delightful, dark, scary, bouyant, witty, whimsical, elegant, rough-and-tumble, cohesive, cathartic, gorgeous, charming, disarming, colourful, effervescent, entertaining, audience-pleasing, heartfelt. Exemplary/gifted vocal cast, brilliant/impressive/inventive animation, stunning/dramatic visuals, fluid direction, sharp/witty comedy, worthy themes, affecting emotional beats, age-appropriate humour, memorable sound design, thrilling climactic action sequence; builds on the previous two films but you don't need prior knowledge to enjoy it.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Hectic. Serviceable script, recycled themes, fitfully amusing.