Not recommended under 13; parental guidance strongly recommended 13 to 15 (violence and disturbing scenes)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes|
|Children 13 to 15||Parental guidance strongly recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes|
|Children 15 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:||Avengers: Age of Ultron|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The latest Avengers film opens with the Avengers team including Iron Man (Robert Downey Junior), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) attacking the stronghold of Barron Wolfgang von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann). Von Strucker has been busy using an ancient Asgard relic referred to as “The Sceptre” to transform human subjects into super-humans. These include orphaned twins Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), who has the power to manipulate matter and control minds, and her twin brother Quick Silver, who is able to move at speeds faster than the eye can see. Together the twins make a force capable of testing the Avengers to their limits. Following a prolonged battle, the Avengers manage to capture von Strucker and retrieve the Sceptre but the twins escape.
Back at the laboratory, Iron Man and the Hulk, intrigued by the power of a crystal imbedded in the Sceptre, decide to use the crystal’s power to create the ultimate planetary guardian - an artificially intelligent robot called Ultron. Unfortunately things do not go as planned and what emerges from the lab is a psychopathic robot bent on annihilating humanity. This new threat to the planet sees the Avengers combining forces with the Scarlet Witch and Quick Silver in a bid to stop Ultron.
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.
Artificial intelligence; genetic manipulation and human experimentation; global annihilation
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 intense sequences of action violence and some psychological violence. It includes battle scenes, mayhem and mass destruction, multiple deaths and some blood and gore. Examples include:
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 five, 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes.
None of concern
The film contains sexual references and innuendo. Examples include:
A few of scenes depict mild sexual activity and partial nudity. For example:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
The film contains some coarse language and name calling scattered throughout. Examples include:
Avengers: Age of Ultron is the latest in the series based on Marvel comic book characters. It is an action adventure film targeting adolescents and adult fans of the series with the usual characters, fast-paced action and computer generated special effects. It will probably attract some tweens and younger teens but is definitely not recommended for children under 13 because of violent and disturbing scenes which include battles, mass destruction, multiple deaths and some blood and gore. Parental guidance is strongly recommended for the 13-15 age group
The main message from this movie is that when people work together as a team and support each other they can overcome overwhelming odds. Parents also may wish to discuss what the film has to say about reckless scientific experimentation and its possible results.
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