Hi all, just wondering if anyones seen Madagascar 2 and if so why is it rated PG? The first 1 was a U rating and DS aged 5 loves it so I was thinking of taking him to see Mad 2 at the flix as hes never been to the cinema before but.....worrying in case theres something unsuitable for a 5 year old!!
eeek, hadn't noticed this. My ds (5) is a complete wooose and I was planning to take dd (2) with us as we're going to a baby cinema thing (so going as my 6 month old's guests)...never done that before and was really looking forward to it...
'Madagascar - Escape 2 Africa' is a sequel about ex-New York zoo animals stranded in an African wildlife reserve. The film contains mildcomicviolence and threat.
The film contains mildcomicviolence, including several instances involving a New York granny who can do martial arts. In the first instance the lion and the granny deal repeated comic blows to each other, some clearly hitting the granny. One of the lion's teeth is seen to fall out and the granny spits out her false teeth, before landing a couple of martial arts kicks and tweaking the lion's nipple. Elsewhere she takes on a baddie lion, kicking him in the groin, stomping on his foot and hitting his behind, while in another scene penguins, who are stealing a jeep, deliberately reverse over her after she is flung from it.
In terms of mildthreat, the film features a scene where a penguin is seen to briefly flick open and close a flick knife as a silent warning and a shark with big teeth snaps at a baby lemur fleeing for its life. The film also includes a scene where the New York granny is seen using an aerosol which boosts the flames on a camp fire.
In addition, the film includes a sign stating 'Farewell Pansies' (an apparently derogatory use of the word).
'PG' stands for Parental Guidance. A 'PG' film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.
I took dd (4.3) and her cousin (4.10) to see this at the weekend and they both loved it. The reasons given by the BBFC are good, but I would say suitable for a 4yo unless very, very sensitive. Lots of the things that made it pg went over dd's head anyway. She did say the granny was naughty for fighting though.