Not recommended under 7; parental guidance recommended 7 to 10 due to scary and violent scenes
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|Children under 7||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 7 to 10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 10 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:||Pan|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, violence and some scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Pan is the story of how Peter Pan (Levi Miller) came to live in Neverland. Peter grew up in an orphanage in London but one day Blackbeard’s (Hugh Jackman) pirates kidnap Peter and the orphan boys and take them to Neverland. While being held captive by Blackbeard, Peter becomes friends with James Hook (Garrett Hedlund). Together Hook and Peter escape Blackbeard and travel to see the people of Neverland. The warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) teaches Peter of a prophecy where one day her people will defeat Blackbeard with the help of a boy who can fly. Peter must learn to believe in himself to save Neverland and fulfil his destiny.
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.
Loss of a parent; children as victims; pirates
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.
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 likly to be scared or disturbed by many of 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.
Some younger children in this age group may also be scared or 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.
Nothing of concern
None of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
Nothing of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Nothing of concern
Pan is an exciting action movie that tells the magical story of how Peter Pan came to Neverland. The film teaches children about the importance of believing in yourself and standing up for your beliefs. It is ideal for children over the age of 10. The film also illustrates the importance of family and of having a place to call home.
Because of the violence and scary elements of the film, it is not recommended for children under the age of 7 and parental guidance is recommended for 7 to10 year-olds.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include bravery and kindness.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss the use of violence to solve problems.
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