Displaying items by tag: cartoon Friday, 29 May 2020

My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)

Published in M
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:43
A short film preceding the film features fluffy creatures being thrown, hit with objects, chased by a giant moster with big scary teeth/one eye/mouth tentacles/horns/dragon's tail, swept away on a lava lake and drooled on. It also includes raspberry-blowing, a worm, rainbows, screaming, a creature falling over a cliff and themes of unl...

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  • Rating

    G: Very mild sense of threat and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Giddy up.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Uzo Aduba, Ashleigh Ball, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Michelle Creber, Taye Diggs, Brian Dobson, Michael Dobson, Andrea Libman, Max Martini, Britt McKillip, Peter New, Nicole Oliver, Sia, Liev Schreiber

  • Directed by

    Jayson Thiessen

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are turned to stone, hit with magic green balls, zapped with blue lightning bolts, kicked, flipped, tripped, thrown through the air/to the ground, squashed by a giant cake, flicked with goo, pursued, captured, caged, near-crushed by rocks when falling down a canyon, lassoed, near-drowned, tied up, muzzled, poked, set alight, pushed over a balcony, smashed to pieces, picked up by a tornado, cannon-blasted through the air. Characters fall into rushing water, freefall from very high distances, transform into sea creatures. Energy bolts suck the power/energy from characters. Swordfighting. Explosion. Towers crushed, castle destroyed, village invaded/damaged, bridge collapse, table knocked over, ship hit in side with giant anchor. A balloon dog deflates as it is crushed. Mass panic, arguing, screaming. A character threatens to "clip their wings, scar them emotionally, tie them up and throw them overboard". Blood/gore: Giant animal skull with tusks, bird skull with beak, Jolly Roger flag. Characters are hit with splats of colour/pie that resemble blood (comic). A unicorn character has a broken horn that flickers blue sparks. Characters on fire (not graphic).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): When a characters says spots of goo will make your parts fall off an infected character grabs his crotch area. Bum-scratching.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    (None): Name-calling (evil goons, cotton candy, con artists, crazy unicorn, etc).

  • THEMES

    My Little Pony, teamwork, friendship, adventure, trust, betrayal, surrender, takeover, escape, stealing, awesomeness, responsibility, kindness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Ponies, bear, rabbit, birds, crocodile, hedgehog, mole, black beetle with many red eyes, meiolania (horned turtle), warthogs, cat, sea creatures, fish, lizards, octopus tentacles, bats, shark, vultures, parrots, seahorses, jellyfish, squid, turtles, unicorns, alicorns, pegasi, hippogriffs. Scary green eyes, large scary blimp/ships; scary creatures with frightening claws/manes/tails. Rainbow, waterfall, thunder, lightning, whirlpool, fireworks, hot air balloon, tornado, storm, giant black cloud. Coughing/spluttering/gasping for air.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Joyful, silly, colourful, delightful, magical, female-positive, star-packed, nostalgic, positive, fan-friendly, kid-friendly. Lively voice acting, committed performances, clean humour, cute pony puns, gentle-but-genuine scares, rich 2D animation, catchy soundtrack, retro vibe; a fair adaptation of the TV series.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, predictable. Simple animation, would be best enjoyed by fans.

The Boss Baby (2017)

Published in T
Monday, 20 March 2017 20:03
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes.

  • The pitch

    As cute as puppy pie.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Miles Christopher Bakshi, Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, Eric Bell Jr.

  • Directed by

    Tom McGrath

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    An evil businessman and colleague/babysitter catch two small children, tie them up, lock adults in a box. In several sequences that may frighten small children, a child imagines wallpaper/furnishings/paintings/babies to turn into scary creatures that resemble devils/zombies with red/green eyes, hundred of objects turn into creepy babies/baby heads. During make-believe/role-playing scenes characters are pursued by vicious animals (gorilla, shark, whale), wrestled, tongue-pulled, wet-willied, crushed by a falling meteor, swept away by a tornado, made to walk the plank, imprisoned (ball and chain/prison clothing/toothbrush shank). A child crashes into a tree while learning to ride a bicycle. Characters are shot with toy darts, hand-slapped, splattered with goo, smacked, pursued, thrown through the air/through a closed window, kicked, bitten, face-licked, face-slapped, locked up. Characters fall down stairs, trap/flush a bad guy's head in a toilet, almost get stepped on, battle with swords, fall from very high ledges, dangle precariously from up high, fall through a trap door. A teddy bear is shaken violently/a fist punches through its chest/battery removed. A treasured childhood toy is stolen/pulled apart tug-of-war style/stapled/head ripped off. A baby makes a throat-slitting gesture. Explosions, fireballs. Objects thrown/run over, a truck is flipped over. Cannibalism, burning children alive mentioned. Blood/gore: (None) An animated sequence shows a grave site marked with a crucifix. X-rays show children's skeletons.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A boy whispers how babies are really made into a baby's ear (no coherent audio). Nude babies, cute baby bottoms, full frontal nude baby with pixelated genitals. A baby almost has a pacifier inserted in his bottom (comic). Kissing, hugging. Characters squeeze out of an inflatable animal's bottom. A character dresses in drag. A group of women appear to be celebrating a hen's night/girl's night out.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A child drinks some Long Island Iced Tea. Characters drink a special baby formula spiked with youth serum. Characters are hypnotised/memory-wiped with a sparkly sedative. Bottles of champagne seen, people hold cups of (assumed) alcohol and appear to be intoxicated.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (musclehead, yes-men, doodler, dummy, hippie, lady-man, brats, scurvy scallywag, etc). Religious references (baby Jesus, God speed).

  • THEMES

    Siblings, brothers, babies, family, cute puppies, evil corporations, imagination, sleep deprivation, proof, teamwork, play dates, pacifiers, baby formula, lactose intolerance, parenting, training wheels, Elvis impersonators, promotion, new dog breeds.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Airport, plane settings. Gorilla, shark, whale, puppies, dinosaur, pterodactyl, kittens. Drool, saliva, vomit (lots), butt-sniffing. Full moon, planes, fireworks. Brief subtitles. Based on the book by Marla Frazee.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Refreshing, delightful, clever, tender, entertaining, nostalgic, goofy, low-concept, brisk, blithe, sweet. Pitch-perfect/solid voice cast, tasteful jokes, retro-style/dazzling/fun/colourful animation, bubbly score, some irresistible/witty/emotional moments, some decent jokes for adults.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Busy, detached. Mechanical/requisite plot, a little tiresome.

Storks (2016)

Published in S
Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:21
This feature is preceeded by short film THE MASTER featuring a man and chicken whom are kicked, grabbed, thrown through the air, crushed under falling objects, punched and left dangling precariously from high ledges. Themes include compromise, martial arts, ninjas, fighting, intros and legendary warriors.   DISCLAIMER: The informatio...

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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch

    Baby pow(d)er.

  • Starring

    Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Crown, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Anton Starkman, Danny Trejo, Stephen Kramer Glickman

  • Directed by

    Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A character falls to (assumed) certain death. Characters get gummed, feather-plucked, eye-poked, licked, beak-grabbed, lip-pulled, pursued, covered in mess, whacked with objects, knocked unconscious, tied up, hung upside-down, rammed, ear-pulled, bitten, stabbed with fork, electrocuted, catapulted, trapped. Characters plummet toward the ground, run into glass/knock themselves out, hit their heads, jump out of a window. Aircraft crash. Objects smacked out of hands, accidentally set on fire, smashed, stabbed. Images of exploding buildings/cities/planet/trees. Montage of mothers shielding babies from fiery arrows/sabre-tooth tiger attack. A helicopter explodes. A penguin is eaten by a walrus. Building collapse, mass property destruction. Ethnic tension, panic room, eating a baby, bite arm off, glueing eyes shut mentioned. Screaming, arguing, growling, snarling, crying, belching. Blood/gore: Mangled/broken wing. Fork sticking out of an animal's chest. Fainting, nappy-sniffing. Wing in sling. Cracking bones heard. A tooth falls out of a singed bird's mouth. Internal bleeding mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude baby-bums. Pixelated bird-bottom.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Peed. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Delivery, flight, family, babies, power, promotion, orphans, horrible bosses, teamwork, bonding, hopes, disappointment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing family, job loss, cease and desist notice served. Birds (lots!), wolves, polar bear, arctic monkey, hare, cats. Full moon, plane, avalanche, waterfall, blizzard, rapids. Vomiting (off-screen). Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, poignant, hilarious, worthwhile, amusing, buoyant, madcap, lively, fun, offbeat, wacky, witty, warm, inventive, energetic, colourful. Terrific voice cast, some inspired comedy moments, crisp/brightly rendered animation, nurturing/understated score, progressive montage about modern parenting, lessons never feel saccharine.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Broad, silly. A little overstuffed, messy plot, noisy/chaotic ending, some lazy plot devices.

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Published in T
Sunday, 28 August 2016 10:16
This feature is preceeded by MOWER MINIONS short film featuring bees, cat, dog, objects knocked over/smashed, theft, hyperventilating, dog poo, explosion, garden gnomes, charaters being hit with objects/singed, a bare bum, false teeth flying from mouth and overeating. DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is intended fo...

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  • Rating

    G: Very mild sense of threat and some crude humour.

  • The pitch

    The cat is out of the bag.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Renaud, Steve Coogan

  • Directed by

    Yarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud

  • Running time

    87 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are pecked, sat on, dragged, thrown through the air, binned, tied up, kicked, punched, pursued, blasted, hunted, tongue-pulled, eaten, neck-grabbed, slapped, crushed (fatal), near-punctured (snake fang), rammed, near-drowned, hit by objects, caged. Characters run into furniture, fall from high ledges, dangle precariously. A character is covered in tattoos. Objects chewed, smashed, bitten, spat out, knocked over. Reckless driving, cars rammed/collided/driven off a bridge/rolled/stolen. A dog wears a studded collar and anti-bite muzzle. Growling, hissing, screaming, yelling, barking, roaring, arguing. Killing owners, poison mentioned. Blood/gore: Animal carcasses/bones seen. A character has holes/damage in its ears. A character has missing limbs. Milky eye, giant fang, bandages, black eyes. Red crayon marks resemble blood.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, kiss. Sausages in swimwear. Cat's bum seen. Being fixed (ie neutered) mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters eat so much they begin to hallucinate. A character recalls swallowing a sedative pill then feeling inebriated (on an airplane).

  • LANGUAGE

    Holy schnitzel, heck, poo-poo, ka-ka. Name-calling. Religious exclamations (Oh my God).

  • THEMES

    Pets, owners, neighbours, stray animals, rescue animals, dog catchers, New York City, animal cruelty/neglect, missing friends, teamwork, behaviour, obedience, vengeance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend (crushed). Dead friend mentioned/memorialised. Dogs, cats, rabbit, lizards, pig, birds, turtles, snake, fish, guinea pig, squirrels, butterfly, hawk, mice, rats, alligators, frogs, flies, sea monkeys, spiders, ferrets. Thunder, lightning. Licking, bum-scratching, bum-sniffing. Urinating/urine, toilet, drinking toilet water, saliva, spitting, regurgitation, bunny poo. Roast chicken/sausages eaten. Steak minced. Some fast editing. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, fun, hilarious, madcap, silly, sprightly, accomplished, exhilarating, energetic, over-the-top, affable, loveable. Original/simple/clever/savvy/stroke-of-genius premise, fresh/likeable characters, veteran voice cast, strong/throwaway visual gags, crisp animation, elaborate set pieces, impressive opening montage, exciting action/chase sequence, breakneck pace, big/bossy/jaunty/playful score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shrill, familiar, formulaic, overstuffed, exhausting, manic, uninventive. Too many characters, loud/loopy/outlandish caper plot, bland voices, generic animation, lacks any emotional payoff.

Ice Age: Collision Course

Published in I
Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:41
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Scratmospheric.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Ray Romano, Adam DeVine, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Pegg, Melissa Rauch, Stephanie Beatriz, Nick Offerman, Seann William Scott, Max Greenfield, Josh Peck, Keke Palmer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chris Wedge, Wanda Sykes, Jesse J, Michael Strahan

  • Directed by

    Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Creatures are hit with/by objects, electrocuted, thrown through the air/into objects, tied up, hurtled through outer space, pursued, hunted, flattened, steam-rolled, singed, crushed, licked, plucked, poked, shoved aside, catapulted, struck by lightning, hit by burning rocks (meteors), kidnapped, twisted together, mocked, pinned down, whacked, door-slammed. Characters fall down, trip over, fight one another, catch on fire, fall through ice, age quickly, hit head. A character's body is repeatedly morphed so that body parts appear in the wrong places. A rock crashes through an astronaut's helmet; smashed glass. Planets collide, break apart/explode, get shot with lasers. Meteors crash into statues/mountains/rocks/the ground. Explosions, eruptions. Objects stolen, exploded, stuck up nostril, licked, flushed down a toilet. Screaming, squawking, growling, roaring, mass panic. Signed your death warrant, cosmic cleansing, arsonist, Doomsday clock mentioned. Blood/gore: Grape juice around mouths/fangs resemble blood. Animal skeleton. A character is frozen/turned to dust. Eye mucous, eye patch, swelling. Teeth fall out. Animals play dead. Characters briefly believe one of their friends has perished. Rabies, zombies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. One character invites another to be their "mate for life". A character proposes marriage. A character's fur falls off (nudity joke). A character has glowing nipples. A daughter gets a quick lesson in the trials of parenting (crying baby, toddler trips over, etc). A female character says she prefers to "love 'em and leave 'em and take half of everything". Male characters reflect on how little they understand women. A male character carries a vegetable in a sling believing it is his baby.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters prepare/drink cocktails.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt, turd, poopy. Name-calling. An animal's poo is seen, a character claims it has dirtied its nappy/diaper, a character scratches its bum then smells their fingers. Biblical reference (parting the sea). Bad smells mentioned.

  • THEMES

    End of the world, meteors, gravity, magnets, static electricity, teamwork, yoga, eternal youth, crystals, UFOs, approval, father-daughter relationships, marriage/anniversaries.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wedding, marriage proposals, relationship breakup. Grave-digging. Prehistoric and modern animals (woolly mammoths, sabre-tooth tigers, sloths, dinosaurs, rodents, birds, amphibious creatures, turtle, deer, bison, gopher, weasel, vulture, rabbit, llama, unicorns, butterflies etc). Nose-blowing, spitting, bum-scratching/sniffing, raspberry-blowing. Fireworks, lightning, volcano, toilet. Bride of Frankenstein reference. Mid-credits scene. Some fast-moving, dizzying cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Busy, entertaining, infectious, breathless, energetic, silly, colourful, slapstick, cosy, science-themed, coherent. Splendid/state-of-the-art visuals, striking-looking characters, family friendly, noticeably more Scrat.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slight, conventional, disappointing, empty. Fey stereotypes, too many subplots, lacks comedy/drama/emotion/plot.

The Book of Life

Published in T
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:56
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Plays from the heart.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo

  • Directed by

    Jorge R. Gutiérrez

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit with objects, slapped, hair-pulled, thrown through the air, slammed into walls, near-hit with sword, struck by lightning, punched, crushed, tackled, bitten, decapitated (comic), elbowed. An animal is eaten. Boar/bull-fighting, sword-fighting practice, sword-brandishing. Objects thumped, smashed glass. Bomb, explosions, burning objects, burning village, buildings collapse. Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead characters/corpses, skeletons, skulls. Limbs fall off. Coma mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Skimpy clothing, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, goblets). Betting. Intoxication.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, love triangles, rivalry, death, eternal life, ancestors, bullfighting, storytelling, bandidos, mariachi, heroes, courage, medallions, cheating, the underworld, resurrection, weddings, guided tours, sacrifice, forgiveness, love.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, deceased fathers, deceased loves, deceased daughter, deceased son, deceased grandmother. Cemetery, wedding, church settings. Marriage proposal. Ghosts, skulls, full moon, lightning, thunder, waterfalls, fireworks. Goats, goat poo, birds, bird poo, chickens, pigs, piglet, dog, horse, pigeons, snake, snakebites, bulls. Spitballs, spitting, urination, chattering teeth, burp, raspberry-blowing. Roast fowl. Brief subtitles (porcine language).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Winsome, hyperactive, charming, surprising, engrossing, vibrant, poignant, dazzling, inventive, warm, traditional, new, riotous, enchanting, bouyant, passionate, gorgeous. Giddy voice cast, spectacular colours, breathtaking animation, stunning production design, clever jokes, gorgeous sight gags, inspired musical choices, kid-friendly duration.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overstuffed, clichéd  Formulaic plot, original songs aren't as memorable as they should be, cheesy one-liners, incongruous use of pop-culture references.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Published in T
Sunday, 07 September 2014 22:43
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  • 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.

Planes: Fire and Rescue

Published in P
Sunday, 07 September 2014 11:03
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some Scary Scenes.

  • The pitch

    The CARS franchise takes flight (and it's on fire).

  • Starring

    (voices of): Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Wes Studi, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Cedric the Entertainer

  • Directed by

    Roberts Gannaway

  • Running time

    83 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are thrown through the air, dangle precariously. Mid-air collisions/incidents (engine failure, freefalling/spinning, crash landing). Explosions, bush fires, bridge collapse, rock falls. Mass panic, evacuation. Aircraft wreckage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, bum(per)-wriggling.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters drink (implied) alcoholic drinks. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Rural stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Planes, fire-fighting, air racing, air safety, teamwork, insubordination, community, greed, mortality, aircraft engineering, friendship, loyalty.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased colleagues mentioned. Fireworks (opening credits), full moon, geyser, waterfall, rapids, lightning. Helicopters, planes. Fart noise.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, competent, distracting, kid-friendly, adequate. Thrilling action sequences, visually sumptuous, risky storytelling, good characterisation, some witty one-liners, canny pop culture references, good use of 3D, engaging new characters, good soundtrack, better animation, grander landscapes, exciting flight/fire-fighting scenes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Crude, dreary, slight. Sagging middle, busy plot, weak humour, lame puns, one-dimensional characters.

Tinker Bell and The Pirate Fairy

Published in T
Monday, 23 June 2014 09:53
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Has a neat hook.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty, Pamela Adlon, Angela Bartys, Jim Cummings

  • Directed by

    Peggy Holmes

  • Running time

    78 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are near-suffocated, near-drowned, sedated, thrown through the air, captured, netted, hit with objects, knocked over, dangled precariously, thrown overboard. Mini explosions, earthquake-style tremors, property damage. Objects thrown, burned. Cannons fired, sword thrown. Robbing, plundering mentioned (song lyric). Blood/gore: Skull motifs, fish skeleton.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Ogling. Skimpy outfits. An animal character kisses a fairy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters are sedated (poppy dust). Characters drink from tankards, drink a toast.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Tinker Bell, fairies, pirates, pixie dust, curiosity, invention, experiments, teamwork, friends, banishment, betrayal, mutiny, powers, talents, flying, alchemy, Captain Hook, Peter Pan.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Rainbow, waterfalls, mini-tornadoes, full moon, fireworks. Bugs, birds, ladybugs, lightning bug, centipede, snail, butterflies, owl, seagulls, bee. Mid-credits vision.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engaging, thoughtful, feisty, glittery, quality, pretty, witty, jaunty, solid, enjoyable. Colourful animation, superb voice work, resonant themes, modest budget, high tech credits, excellent cast, twisty plot, rabble-rousing songs, not overly sentimental.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, corny. Not as funny and magical as it could be.

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.