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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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  • 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 Batman Movie (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    All important movies start with a black screen.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, Jason Mantzoukas, Conan O'Brien, Doug Benson, Billy Dee Williams, Zoë Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard

  • Directed by

    Chris McKay

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, gassed, frozen, thrown/blasted through the air, kicked, punched, hit by a car, karate-kicked, imprisoned, captured in a giant box, hit with objects, levitated, impaled, turned into animals/objects, near-crushed, egged. Plane filled with dynamite/bombs/C-4 exposives hijacked, mid-air battle/people fall from a damaged aircraft, helicopter shot down. A truck slams into a car, car rollover. Explosions, burning city/objects, spewing lava. Mass property/city destruction, bomb explodes bridge, a tall building collapses. A cat blackens after being struck by lava. Objects knocked off desk, smashed glass/mirrors. Trophy (weapons) cabinet. Panic, screaming, arguing. Acid moat, ring of napalm, jaws of death, looting, tail gunner for the Royal Air Force mentioned. Characters say "I hate you" to one another. Blood/gore: (None): Skeleton characters, skeletons seen through X-ray machine.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Flirting, hugging. Characters in underwear/robe. Shirtless (bat)man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters drink from wine goblets. Gamble, roulette, drinking chardonnay, pinot grigio mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    What the heck? Butt. Name-calling (loser, vigilante, street meat, expendable, diseased lunatics, bad guys, muggles, etc). Religious exclamations (holy cow, etc).

  • THEMES

    Batman, family, adoption, orphans, superheroes, baddies, feelings, loneliness, nemeses, rejection, merchandise, father figures, relationships, good ideas, teamwork.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Orphanage, jail settings. Thunder, lightning, fireworks, plane, helicopters. Orca, shark, sea monster, penguins, alligator, medusa, bats, dog, monkeys, dolphin, dinosaur, gremlins, vampire, gorilla, fish, crabs, sideshow clowns, snake-clouds, cat. Lobster eaten. Raspberry-blowing, spitting (water). Farts, fear of snakes/clouds mentioned. Vision under end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Kicky, bedazzling, super-fun, witty, satirical, mocking, sophisticated, lightning-fast, brain-bursting, exhilarating, quick, cutthroat, self-knowing, fun, manic, giddy, worthy, exuberant, stylish, spectacular, fresh, entertaining, riotous, expressive, subversive, cinematic. Gorgeous animation, outlandish humour, outrageous/ravishing/flawless visuals, rousing action, endless/thoughtful/clever/non-repetitive/obscure references; even the sound design is funny.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Exhausting, chaotic, relentless. Hackneyed plot, some unfunny/confusing/dull stretches.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Published in T
Sunday, 05 June 2016 01:13
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    The pizza resistance.

  • Starring

    Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Stephen Farrelly, Peter Donald Badalamenti II, Tony Shalhoub (voice), Brad Garrett

  • Directed by

    Dave Green

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, hit with objects, kicked, punched, flipped, flicked, swiped at (knife), exploded (grenade), thrown from moving vehicles (truck/plane), thrown through the air/into objects, shoulder-charged, head-banged, slammed to the ground, shot with a serum dart, teleported, tasered (friendly), headbutted, elbowed, pursued, grabbed, kneed, slapped/hit, frozen, near-hit by cars, maimed, crushed, wrestled, near-blasted, arrested, bound, teased. Characters bump into one another, slide/fall from very high ledges. Vehicles rammed, flipped, crashed, exploded, burning. Rollovers. Plane, cars, truck, motorcycles crash. Reckless driving. Explosions. Armed personnel, tank. Businesses are smashed up; broken glass, property damage. Objects thrown, smashed, exploded. A buzzing insect is swatted. Theft. News reports headline a city under siege. Yelling, arguing, growling, scream. First degree murder, end of the world mentioned. Blood/gore: A character's arm is cut off. Scarred face. Image of changing human cells (darkened veins, reforming blood cells, restructuring DNA strands). Brain-shaped character with tentacles, sharp teeth and lots of saliva. Bulging eyeball. Nosebleeds mentioned. Skeletons/skulls (Halloween references).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Skimpy clothing, bare midriff, woman dressed in schoolgirl's outfit, cleavage. Magazine cover of people in swimwear. Shirtless characters. Two male characters look down their trousers and seem impressed with what they see.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (characters are shot with a mind control serum). Alcohol (champagne, beer, shots); bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, sonofab*tch, butt. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, brothers, teamwork, villains, New York City, evil plots, teleportation, portals, prison escapes, heroism, acceptance, ninjas, rivals, secrets, betrayal, nemeses, corruption, freefalling/skydiving, hockey, The Knicks.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Bar, detention centre settings. Planes, helicopter. Waterfalls, rapids, lightning, thunder. Turtles, rat, rhino, warthog, buzzing insect, tortoise, caged animals. Fart, spitting, used chewing gum. Bright light flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Energetic, fun, silly, entertaining, shiny, colourful, loud, gleeful, grim. Amiable/goofball humour, effortless/seamless CGI, good relationship-building between the Turtles, well-staged action sequences, slick technical credits, targeted at kids.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Noisy, nonsensical, empty, messy, uninspired, bland, patience-testing, lowbrow, witless, long. Thin/incoherent plot, uninteresting human characters, halfhearted fun, strict blockbuster formula.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Published in T
Sunday, 07 September 2014 22:43
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    April's fools.

  • Starring

    Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville (voice), Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub (voice), Tohoru Masamune, Whoopi Goldberg

  • Directed by

    Jonathan Liebesman

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, taken hostage, tasered, gassed, shot at, punched, kicked, stomped, beaten, crushed, choked, hooded, stabbed, hit by a car, thrown through the air, slammed against objects, hit with objects, bitten, bound, pursued, grabbed, head-butted, headlocked. Characters dangle precariously, fall from high ledges. Break-and-enter, theft, arson. Car chase, vehicle collisions/rollover. Explosions, mass panic, RPG fired, falling debris, objects/knives thrown, smashed glass, rammed gate. Arguing, bickering. Blood/gore: Corpses. Characters/animals are injected, blood-let. Burning/bubbling skin, bloody bullet wound, symbol written in blood. Blood in tubes. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, ogling, skimpy clothing, cleavage, exposed midriff. Poster of woman in bra.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters are injected with adrenaline, medicine.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vigilantes, ninjas, mutants, family, brothers, betrayal, adoption, heroes, greed, healing, pets, reunions, television reporting, chauvinism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father mentioned. Job loss. Sewer setting. Turtles, rats, cat, mouse, helicopter. Fart. Brief subtitles. High camera aerials.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    High-adrenaline, fun, kid-friendly, fast-paced, boyish, cartoonish. Terrific vehicle chase scene, kinetic fighting style, big action sequences, creative character design work, faithful to original series, turtles have real-world presence, awesome special effects.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Brainless, predictable, needless, relentless, loud, incoherent, charmless, tedious, cliched. Confusing action, too violent, lacks feeling.

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 LEGO Movie

Published in T
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:06
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence and crude humour.

  • The pitch

    Don't call him yellow.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Jonah Hill, Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Daniels, Nick Offerman, Cobie Smulders, Channing Tatum, Billy Dee Williams

  • Directed by

    Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, thrown off high ledges, eaten, pursued, interrogated, threatened, karate-chopped, near-melted, hit with objects, thrown, decapitated, trampled, crushed, catapulted, imprisoned, bound, frozen, electrocuted. A character falls down a long shaft, a character's face is wiped off. Objects kicked, thrown. Mid-air collisions, train crash, submarine leak, explosions, laser beams, buildings demolished, bridge collapse, mass destruction. Reckless driving, vehicle accidents, burning vehicles. Yelling, shouting, arguing. End of the world mentioned. Blood/gore: Decapitated head. Used BandAid/plaster.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Pantless character (nude from waist down; no genitals seen). A nude character showers (no genitals seen), a character photocopies his bare bum. Flirting. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    Incomplete a-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Police, gender, family, superhero stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Prophecy, legends, awesomeness, instructions, father-son relationships, greed, invention, teamwork, faith, imagination, Star Wars, The Lord of The Rings, ideas, sacrifice, good cop/bad cop, capitalism, conformity, consumerism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Helicopters, aircraft, clowns, rainbow, unicorn, dragon, ghost, skeletons, skull motif, pirates, alien space creature. Sharks, crocodiles, dog, cats, horses, cows, chickens, panda, monkey, bat, cobweb, pigs, ducks, snake. Spitting, used chewing gum, roasting meat. Bright light flashes, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Whip-smart, surprising, emotional, joyful, spirited, hilarious, rich, knowing, sensational, fun, charming, brilliant, brisk, unexpected, affecting, funny, re-watchable, surreal, cute, energetic. Family friendly, intricately detailed world, zippy pace, subversive streak, imperfect animation, childlike vision, giddily inventive, wildly entertaining, dazzling CGI, pitch-perfect voice cast, cleverly written, sneaky jokes, deft satire, over-the-top action.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Blockheaded, exhausting, demented, audacious. First half moves a little too quickly, intense product placement, unnecessary climactic device.

The Nut Job

Published in T
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 08:02
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  • Rating

    PG (USA): Mild action and rude humour.

  • The pitch

    Totally nuts.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, Sarah Gadon, James Rankin, Scott Yaphe

  • Directed by

    Peter Lepeniotis

  • Running time

    85 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, foot-stomped, pursued, near-bitten, hit, somersaulted, crushed, slapped, thrown through the air, near-choked, punched, electrocuted, interrogated, tormented, near-drowned, kicked, sideswiped, pecked, held at gunpoint. Characters fall from high ledges. Collisions, explosions, fire, burning objects, TNT. Mass panic, vehicle accident, bridge collapse. Attempted theft, bank robbery. Arguing, shouting, screaming. Mousetraps.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottle of alcohol seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamation. Mobster, police stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Nuts, hibernation, foraging, rivalry, exile, survival, community, sharing, teamwork, loyalty, friendship, trust, bank robbers, heists, underdogs, anti-heros.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    CPR. Squirrels, birds, dog, mice, raccoon, chipmunks, mole, groundhog, rats, sharks. Eagle (poster). Thunder, waterfall. Raspberry-blowing, knuckle-cracking, farting, burping.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Simple, funny, cute, kid-friendly, amusing, good-natured. Clippy pace, good animation, adorable closing credits scene, good voice talents, old-school action sequences, visually touching, social subtexts.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, forgettable, mediocre, stretched, uninspired, predictable, exhausting, uneven, rueful, slapdash, inconsistent, relentless, unambitious, awful. Weak storyline, underdeveloped characters, questionable casting, superfluous 3D, bad puns, rote gags, too many characters, stale twists, needless plot.

Horton Hears a Who!

Published in H
Friday, 28 June 2013 06:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Cheers, big ears.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Dan Fogler, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill, Amy Poehler, Jaime Pressly, Charles Osgood, Jesse McCartney

  • Directed by

    Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animals are pursued by an angry mob, roped, caged, threatened, squished against objects, trampled, catapulted through the air, bitten, near-choked, poked and prodded. Objects are thrown. A man staples his own forehead. Ninja-style kicks and karate-chops; precarious swing-bridge crossing. An animal falls from a high cliff. Doom, certain death, end of the world mentioned. Raised voices, shouting, pleading. People are almost thrown into a vat of boiling liquid. Blood/gore: Dental procedures, instruments, needle, numb limb seen. Reddened skin. Regurgitation.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (cocktail). A woman drinks a tonic.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Reference to behaving like a horse's bottom.

  • THEMES

    Faith, community, father-son relationships, rescue, big families, astronomy, invention, impending doom, belief, existence, ethics, eccentricity, the Butterfly Effect, global warming, peace, acceptance, understanding.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Loud rumbling sounds. Elephant, flocks of birds, leaf bugs, kangaroo, monkeys, fish, horse (picture), ants, vulture, bunny. Fictional creatures that resemble bison, giraffe, mouse. Waterfall, swing bridge. An animal removes an object from his eye. Swooping camera shots. Also known as Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gorgeous animation, inventive, witty, adorable, lovable, family friendly, delightful, colourful.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Story is stretched for timing. Differs a little too greatly from the book, mostly due to new plot elements.

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.