Not suitable under 11; not recommended 11- 14; parental guidance recommended 14-15 (Violence; Disturbing and scary scenes)
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|Children under 11||Not suitable due to violence, and scary and disturbing scenes.|
|Children 11-14||Not recommended due to violence, and scary and disturbing scenes.|
|Children 14-15||parental guidance 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:||Jurassic World|
|Consumer advice lines:||Violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Karen (Judy Greer) sends her two sons, 10-year-old Gray (Ty Simpkins) and his teenage brother Zach (Nick Robinson), to visit their Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) at Jurassic World dinosaur park off the coast of Costa Rica. Claire is the resort manager.
Not long after the boy’s arrival events take a turn for the worst when a new experimental hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex escapes its enclosure and goes on a rampage, killing many of the park’s dinosaurs. Unfortunately, Gray and Zach, out for a taste of real adventure, have gone off to explore the park and manage to cross paths with Indominus Rex, barely managing to escape with their lives.
Desperate to save her nephews, Claire calls in velociraptor trainer Owen (Chris Pratt) to help and they head off into the forests of Jurassic World. Meanwhile, the owner of Jurassic World Simon Masrani (Irrfran Khan) sends in a troop of soldiers to destroy the rogue dinosaur with disastrous results, while a band of mercenaries who use Owen’s velociraptors to track down Indominus also come to a bad end.
After rescuing the boys, Claire and Owen, return with them to the resort where they find Indominus and a flock of pterodactyls attacking resort guests. The situation looks dire until unexpected help arrives to save the day.
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.
Dinosaurs; genetic engineering; animal exploitation; family relationships
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, and sometimes sudden, scenes of violence and peril including multiple gruesome deaths, including those of some important support characters, with screaming, sounds of people being eaten, limbs being ripped off 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 many scenes in this movie that are likely to 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 scenes, children in this age group may be particularly disturbed by 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 will also be disturbed by the violent and scary scenes described above.
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 some of the scenes described above.
There is frequent product placement including:
The film contains occasional low level convert sexual innuendo and references. Examples include:
The film contains some low-level sexual activity. Examples include:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Jurassic World, deservedly rated (M), is a science-fiction action adventure targeting older adolescents and adults, particularly those who were fans of the previous Jurassic Park films. Jurassic World has bigger and scarier dinosaurs than Jurassic Park and more gruesome deaths and blood and gore. It is likely to terrify and disturb children under 11, for whom it is not suitable, and it is not recommended for children under 14, with parental guidance strongly recommended for 14-15 year olds.
The main messages from this movie are:
Parents may wish to discuss the ethical issues surrounding genetic manipulation and cloning.
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