Not recommended under 10; parental guidance recommended 10-13 due to violent and scary scenes.
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|Children under 10||Not recommended due to violent and scary scenes|
|Children 10 to 13||Parental guidance recommended due to violent and scary scenes|
|Children 13 and over||OK for this age 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:||Ant-Man|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild science fiction violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is a burglar recently released from San Quentin prison. After finding it difficult to find a job that will allow him to pay child support to his ex-wife and also see his daughter, Scott agrees to assist his former cellmate Luis (Michael Pena) to rob a rich elderly man. This man turns out to be genius scientist Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) who years earlier invented a superhero suit that shrinks the wearer down to ant size while giving them superhero strength and speed, and the ability to communicate with, and control, ants.
Scott successfully breaks into Pym’s safe but the safe is empty of money, containing only a strange looking suit which Scott steals. After discovering what the suit does and deciding that it is more that he has bargained for, Scott tries to return the suit to Pym but is arrested for the theft.
It turns out that Dr Pym has been watching Scot for some time and has decided that Scott would make the perfect recruit for his Ant-Man suit. Rather than sending Scott to prison, Pym offers Scott redemption in exchange for wearing the suit and becoming a superhero crime fighter. Pym’s daughter Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) is to train Scott.
Dr Darren Cross/Yellow Jacket (Corey Stoll) is Hank Pym’s nemesis. Cross has been trying to get his hands on the secret of Pym’s suit for years and has failed at every attempt, but this hasn’t stopped him trying. It is up to Ant-Man, Hope and Hank to put a halt to Cross’s plans for world chaos.
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.
Superheroes; crime; redemption
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.
The film contains frequent action violence, and peril, some gun related violence, several violent deaths, threats against a child, harm and death to animals and some mass destruction. Minimal blood and gore are depicted. Examples include:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above mentioned scenes.
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
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is also associated merchandise being marketed to children
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language and name calling scattered throughout. Examples include:
Ant-Man rated (PG) is a Marvel Comics superhero film targeting younger adolescents and other fans of the Marvel comics and films. With the focus on comedy and action than on violence, the film is more suited to a younger audience than other Marvel films. However, there are still plenty of violent and scary scenes, including violent deaths and violence to a child and animals, so the film is not recommended for children under 10 and parental guidance is strongly recommended for the 10 to 13 age group.
The main message from this movie is that everyone deserves a chance to redeem themselves.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
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