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Zootopia (Zootropolis)

Published in Z
Sunday, 13 March 2016 08:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and threat, some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Totally Wilde.

  • Starring

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira

  • Directed by

    Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are slashed with claws, bullied, teased, kicked, pushed, chained, restrained, poisoned, knocked to the ground, punched, handcuffed, pursued, shot with toxin-filled dart, pursued, near-hit by a train, throat-grabbed, thrown through the air, hit with objects, dangled over freezing water, attacked, muzzled, bound, caged, flushed. Characters dangle precariously, fall from very high ledges, smash through windows. Explosions. Boxing training, mouthgard knocked out. Reckless driving, speeding, train carriage derailment. Door slammed in face. Buildings knocked over. Objects thrown, ripped apart. Theft, robbery, break-and-enter. Deep claw marks seen on objects (struggle/aggressive behaviour implied). Taser, pepper spray, bootleg movies seen. Roaring, arguing, shouting, snarling. Treachery, bloodlust, murder weapon, felony tax evasion, unchecked rage, aggression, bitten mother, imprisonment, mauled animal mentioned. A character says, "she wishes you were dead". Blood/gore: Bloody faces, leg, gash, scratches; small blood spray. Patient on gurney (TV news report). A cloth is wrapped around an injured leg. An actor simulates a bloody death using ketchup. Characters with scary eyes, sharp teeth, eye patch. Brain scans seen. Snot, mucous mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude animals. Characters in dancewear. Hugging, handholding. A character is pregnant. Pregnancy, breeding rate frequency (rabbits) mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character is seen brewing a toxic substance (Breaking Bad is referenced). Characters are shot with toxin-filled darts. Wine glass on table. Antidote mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt, jerk. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Animals, policing, dreams, predators, prey, bullying, betrayal, forgiveness, scams, missing persons, insubordination, yoga, parking fines, detective work, evidence, power, greed, inclusivity, prejudice, gender, stereotypes, diversity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, operating theatre, prison settings. Dead grandmother mentioned. 64 different animal species appear in the film, including: rabbits, foxes, tigers, gazelle, buffalo, pigs, hamsters, otters, zebra, elephants, rhinos, hippos, mice, shrews, bears, badger, ram, jaguar, sheep, lambs, lion, panthers, cheetah, leopards, camels, giraffes, armadillo, porcupines, beavers, moose, weasel, yaks, lemmings, buzzing insects, sloths, timberwolves, caribou, koala. Toilets. Fireworks (opening credits), rainbow (headpiece), firecracker, waterfall. Spitting, sneezing. Job loss threatened. Fur rug mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Vibrant, layered, surprising, entertaining, detailed, amusing, unpreachy, clever, sparky, zippy, fun, relevant, engaged, all-animal, expansive, refreshing, audacious, ambitious, modest, revisionist. Genuine chemistry between leads, terrific voice work, gorgeous/popping visuals, intelligent/fascinating world-building, lively characters, snappy scenes, gentle/timely/welcome/well-intended message, sharply observed satire, nimble direction, buoyant score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Funny but not hilarious, has some dead stretches.

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.