Every household has a ‘Finn’, a fluffy, furry, invisible creature responsible for making sure that everything runs well, that people get where they need to be and that the house is truly a home. Most Finns take pride in looking after their humans, but Finnick (voice of Billy Bob Thompson) isn’t like most Finns. Finnick has decided that he’s tired of the noise and bother of the human world, and he does everything he can to make sure that no-one stays in his house.
To the locals, Finnick’s house is known to be haunted. Logical, 13-year-old Christine (voice of Nathalie Ferare), has just moved into the neighbourhood with her parents. She believes that there must be a reasonable explanation and sets out to discover what it is. Christine soon encounters a world she never expected to find and, thanks to her ingenuity, she can see not only Finnick but other Finns as well.
When a series of terrible events starts, Christine and Finnick must work together to solve the mystery and save their city.
Sabotage; revenge; bullying; criminal activities
Little Monsters has some violence. For example:
- A character trips on wires, knocks props down and sets a stage on fire.
- A chair leg is sawn off, a house is destroyed, all the strings in a harp are broken, and birds are set free causing mass chaos.
- Chairs, guitars and clocks are smashed.
- A lawn mower is smashed into a wall. It flies through the air and smashes into a dump truck.
- Corn kernels are purposely poured into a factory furnace instead of coal. Popcorn bursts out and races through the town like a tidal wave, flooding cars and filling the city streets.
- Finnick pushes people on a train. Finnick gets knocked against a seat and then breaks it.
- A Finn goes into the control centre of a train station and realigns the tracks to ensure that 2 trains will have a head-on collision.
- People flee the train moments before the collision happens. Feathers fly everywhere as twisted metal and train carriages derail.
- A man is bound with duct tape at a wind farm so that he can’t call or go for help.
- A huge tornado sweeps up Christina and Finnick. Things spin out of control as their car is nearly hit by flying debris. Eventually they crash into the office of the wind farm, where they find men bound and gagged.
- An apartment is destroyed as a man chases a Finn, trying to hit him.
- A group of Finns are locked up in a room. They’re shorn of their fur and act like animals.
- Finnick and Christina are captured, and their lives are threatened.
- A character is trying to destroy homes. Ultimately he wants to destroy Finns.
- Finnick kicks a man out of a door.
- A character sets a truck on fire, hoping it will explode.
- A character kidnaps Finns and holds them hostage.
- Some characters fight over a Ferris wheel, punching and slapping each other.
- The Ferris wheel explodes from the base. It begins to roll and fall apart with people still on it.
There are no sexual references in Little Monsters.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
There’s no use of substances in Little Monsters.
Nudity and sexual activity
There’s no nudity and sexual activity in Little Monsters.
Little Monsters has no product placement.
Little Monsters has some coarse language, including ‘dumb’, ‘hell’, ‘nitwit’, ‘demon’ and ‘blabbermouth’.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Little Monsters is an animated adventure featuring cute characters and an interesting plot. It’s a family movie for all but the youngest of viewers, with parental guidance recommended for children aged 5-7 years.
These are the main messages from Little Monsters:
- Seeing is believing, and there’s often more than meets the eye in any situation.
- You can solve huge problems with teamwork.
- You can find friends and allies in the most unlikely places.
Values in Little Monsters that you could reinforce with your children include cooperation, helpfulness, courage, determination and friendship.
Little Monsters could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the real-life consequences of things like:
- picking on people and belittling their dreams
- accepting things without question
- not managing disappointment appropriately
- getting power or gaining control by destroying things
- taking revenge on innocent people who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.