Not recommended under 14; parental guidance recommended 14-15 (Violence; Disturbing scenes; sexual content)
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|Children under 14||Not recommended due to violent and disturbing scenes and sexual content|
|Children 14-15||Parental guidance recommended due to violent and disturbing scenes and sexual content|
|Children aged 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:||Spectre|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Spectre is the fourth James Bond film starring Daniel Craig. The story follows on from Skyfall and the death of the original M. A message from the original M (Judi Dench) sends Bond on a rouge mission across Europe, Mexico and Africa. He discovers the existence of criminal organisation known as SPECTRE. In London, C (Andrew Scott) is trying to close down the spy program and form a new centre of national security. Bond convinces Q (Ben Whishaw), M (Ralph Fiennes) and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) to defy orders and help him uncover and eliminate the head of SPECTRE. In his travels, Bond meets Dr Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux) who teaches him the secrets of this criminal organisation.
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.
Terrorism; crime; death; death of a parent; suicide
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 frequent bloody and brutal violence including torture throughout the film. It is sometimes glamourized and shown as a way to solve problems. 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 willwill 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.
Children in this age group will also be disturbed by the scenes described above
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 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 are also likely to be disturbed by some of the scenes described above
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Spectre is a fast paced action movie that continues with the James Bond tradition of fast cars and violent thrills. Because of violent and disturbing scenes, which include torture and eye-gouging, and the sexual content, this film is not recommended for children under 14 and parental guidance is strongly recommended for slightly older teens.
The main messages from this movie are that loyalty is rewarded and that governments shouldn’t have absolute power.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include bravery and loyalty.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the real-life consequences of solving problems with violence as Bond does in the movie.
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