Not recommended under 10; parental guidance recommended 10 to 13 (Violence; scary scenes)
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|Children under 10||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 10 to 13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children 13 and over||OK for this group|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Alice through the looking glass|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, some scenes may scare young children|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Alice through the looking glass is the sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is now older and has spent her last few years travelling the world on a ship. When Alice returns home she discovers that her mother (Lindsay Duncan) is in a dispute with Hamish Ascot (Leo Bill) and faces a difficult decision. To escape the real world Alice climbs through a mirror and finds herself, once again, in Wonderland (or “Underland”). Alice learns that her beloved friend Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is ill and she must go on an adventure through time if she wants to save him.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Death; serious illness; family breakdown
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of eight, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Some of the above-mentioned scenes and themes may also disturb children in this age group
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern in the film, but associated merchandise being marketed to children
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
There is some mild coarse language in this movie, including:
Alice through the looking glass is the sequel to Tim Burton’s movie Alice in Wonderland, based on the books by Lewis Carroll. The movie is an exciting magical adventure with a strong female role model. Fans of the first movie are likely to enjoy returning to the magical and enchanting world of Alice. Due to the violent and scary scenes the film is not suitable for children under the age of 10 and parental guidance is recommended for children in the 10 to 13 age group.
The main messages from this movie are:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the real life outcomes of stealing and lying.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age