Not suitable under 13; not recommended 13 to15 due to intense violence, and disturbing scenes and characters
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to intense violence, and disturbing scenes and characters|
|Children aged 13 to 15||Not recommended due to intense violence, and disturbing scenes and characters|
|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:||X-Men: Apocalypse|
|Consumer advice lines:||Frequent action violence and infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The latest X-Men film is set ten-years after the events of the film X-Men: Days of future past. The first and most dangerous mutant to exist, En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) has been entombed for five thousand years until CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) enters his tomb and accidentally wakes him.
Once awakened Apocalypse quickly finds mutants to become his four horsemen - Magneto (Michael Fassbender) was attempting to live a normal life when his world fell apart, Storm (Alexandra Shipp) is a thief on the streets of Cairo, Angel (Ben Hardy) is a star attraction as a cage fighter in Berlin and Psylocke (Olivia Munn) is working as a bodyguard.
Meanwhile, Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult) have been busy teaching young powerful mutants to control their powers at their school for “The Gifted”. New to the school is Scott “Cyclops” Summers (Tye Turner) who is befriended by resident student Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). Quick Silver (Evan Peters) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) are other new arrivals to the school. Also back at the school for a visit is Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), who has been busy rescuing mutants from humans.
Unfortunately for mankind, Apocalypse finds humanity wanting and decides to remake the world for mutants with humans as their slaves and himself as supreme ruler. It is up to Professor X, Mystique, Beast, and the fledgling X-Men to save the world by stopping Apocalypse and his four horsemen.
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.
Superpowers: mutants; megalomania and world domination; the Apocalypse
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 frequent violence. 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 will 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 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by a number of the above-mentioned scenes, particularly the death of the child and her mother.
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 above-mentioned scenes.
None of concern in the film, but plenty of associated merchandise
None of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
X-Men: Apocalypse is an action adventure targeting adolescents, and adult fans of Marvel comics, with a number of new characters and some spectacular special effects. At 144 minutes, it is a very long film.
The film was originally rated MA15+ by the Classification Board and re-rated M by the Classification Review Board after an appeal from the distributor. It contains some emotionally intense scenes, including the death of a mother and child, and many violent and scary scenes and characters that may disturb younger viewers. It is not suitable for children under 13 and not recommended under 15.
The main messages from this movie are that:
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