Mia (Margot Nuccetelli) travels with her grandfather (David Willetts) to their family summer home. For Mia this is a place filled with reminders of her childhood, including her old room, her old toys, a magical storybook and memories of her parents who died in a diving accident. While at the summer home, Mia’s storybook shows her a prophecy. Shortly afterwards, the magical stone on the bracelet her mother left her transports Mia to the far away islands of Centopia. Here, the evil Toxor (Paul Davies) is trying to take over the land and turn all the fairies into groundlings – mindless creatures that exist only to obey Toxor’s every command. In order to save Centopia Mia must make new friends, including Nino (voice of Julian Maroun), unite powerful stones and face her fears.
Greed; power; the battle between good and evil: death and separation from parents; the fear of being forgotten.
Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia has some violence. For example:
- Toxor turns fairy guards into groundlings and has them attack other fairies.
- Rocks crush Niko’s father when Toxor escapes the lake where he is being held captive.
- Groundlings nearly capture the fairy queen but Niko gets her away just in time.
- Mia crashes into Niko’s plane and slides down its sail.
- Niko’s plane crashes into a dance party.
- Toxor’s purple smoke breath destroys or transforms all the flowers and trees he passes.
- The groundlings shoot weapons that emit the same purple smoke Toxor uses to transform fairies into his personal henchmen.
- Toxor turns a beautiful unicorn into a black and mindless creature. He also turns a butterfly into a slug and a couple getting engaged into groundlings.
- Toxor threatens to throw some of his groundlings into the Lake of Fear.
- A group of groundlings attack the flying ship Mia and her friends are using. During the attack there is slapping, throwing, shoving, pushing, and hitting, and two unicorns head butt each other.
- A groundling grabs Mia and steals her gemstone.
- Mia and Niko crash land on an island and their ship deflates moments after impact.
- Toxor steps on the crotch of one of his henchmen.
- A unicorn blasts a groundling army away.
- Toxor smacks one of his henchmen and knocks a guy to the ground.
- Toxor says that he needs to squash the Lotus Queen and the last remaining fairies.
- Toxor tries to capture a fairy city. His groundlings climb the outer walls while the fairies try to knock them back.
- A groundling is shoved off a cliff.
- The groundlings shoot fairies with purple smoke and itching powder.
- The fairies and groundlings take part in an all-out battle with hitting and kicking. The groundlings shoot gas guns and the fairies retaliate with puff pillows that wrap around the groundlings so that they cannot fight back.
There are no sexual references in Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
There’s no use of substances in Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia.
Nudity and sexual activity
Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia has some nudity and sexual activity. For example, a fairy boy dances shirtless during a rave.
There’s no product placement in Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia.
Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia has some mild coarse language, name calling and crude behaviour.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia is a fantasy adventure that combines live action and animation. The predictable plot with positive messages about destiny and finding the strength within will appeal to young children. But there are also fantasy themes and violence. Because of this, Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia is not suitable for children under 6 years. And we recommend parental guidance for children aged 6-8 years.
These are the main messages from Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia:
- Believe in yourself.
- Try your best.
- Always remember that courage, friendship and kindness are far more powerful than hatred and fear.
Values in Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia that you could reinforce with your children include, helpfulness, courage, ingenuity, kindness, persistence, friendship and forgiveness.
Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia could also give you the chance to talk with your children about beliefs around revenge and whether it fixes feelings of inadequacy or loneliness. You could also talk about the real-life consequences of things like:
- disappearing without telling your loved ones where you are going
- controlling others for your personal gain
- using violence to get what you want.