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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (sustained suspense, violence, themes)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to violence, sustained suspense and themes.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, sustained suspense and themes.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||47 Metres Down: Uncaged|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sustained threat|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Mia (Sophie Nelisse) is having a hard time adjusting to her new life in Mexico where her father (John Corbett) is leading a dive expedition, exploring ancient Mayan burial chambers lost in a vast underwater cave system beneath the city. Mia’s popular stepsister, Sasha (Corinne Foxx), isn’t helping matters by ignoring the bullying Mia endures at school and ignoring her at home. When the two are forced to spend the day together at a tourist attraction, Sasha’s friends Alexa (Brianne Tju) and Nicole (Sistine Stallone) offer an enticing alternative and Mia reluctantly agrees to join them. The girls find themselves in a deserted part of the jungle where they hike down to a beautiful waterhole that hides an entrance to the ancient caves. Using scuba gear left for archaeologists the girls decide to explore the first cave. Amazed at what they initially find Nicole ventures a little further, however, terrified at what she discovers, she accidentally knocks over a column which ultimately results in part of the cave collapsing. Trapped underwater in the darkness the girls must find a way to escape before their air runs out and before the numerous sharks that lurk in the caves find them.
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.
Bullying, sibling difficulties within blended families, imminent and sustained threat of death, loss of life.
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.
Some of the above-mentioned scenes may also frighten or disturb children over the age of thirteen.
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
47 Metres Down: Uncaged is an underwater thriller and a sequel to the first 47 Metres Down, through with different characters and a different location. Although the plot is largely unbelievable and the dialogue is weak, viewers will likely feel the fear and tension as they wait for the next, inevitable, attack to come. The movie will most likely appeal to teen audiences.
The main message from this movie is to think before you act, especially when it involves a dangerous risk.
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 attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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