Not recommended under 12 (some coarse language and adult themes).
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to adult themes and mild coarse language|
|Children over the age of 12||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:||Step Up 3D|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Moose (Adam G Sevani) and his best friend, Camille (Alyson Stoner), arrive at New York University for their first year of college. While on a campus tour, Moose finds himself in a street dance ‘battle’ and wins. This grabs the attention of filmmaker, Luke (Rick Malambri) who invites Moose to join his group of dancers called the ‘Pirates’, who all live and train together in a space provided by Luke. Moose agrees to join the group but needs to find a way to manage both dancing and university along with maintaining his friendship with Camille. The ‘Pirates’ train hard for the ‘World Cup’ of dance battles to be in with a chance of winning $100 000. Natalie is also spotted and asked to join the ‘Pirates’, but her motives are different. The ‘Pirates’ must win the prize money to pay their debts. A number of entertaining and intense dance ‘battles’ are shown before the ‘World Cup’ dance battle champions are announced!
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.
Gambling, family breakdown, parental separation, financial hardship
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.
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.
In addition to the above mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be affected by the scenes mentioned above.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
None of concern
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Step Up 3D shows the main characters following their passion and working hard to achieve this. Some characters face moral dilemmas (e.g. finding a balance between working hard toward your dream and finding time to spend with friends) and personal challenges (e.g. financial hardship) along the way. The creative and intense dance sequences feature heavily throughout the movie.
The main messages from this movie are;
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children:
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