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Not suitable under 14; parental guidance to 15 (violence, language, sexual references, themes)
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|Children under 14||Not suitable due to language, violence, sexual references and themes.|
|Children aged 14–15||Parental guidance recommended due to language, violence, sexual references and themes.|
|Children over the age of 15||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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Adam Project, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language, blood and gore, mature science fiction themes, violence, scary scenes.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In 2050, Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds) goes back in time to find out what happened to his missing wife, Laura (Zoe Saldana), who suddenly disappeared a few years earlier. Whilst being shot at, he enters the wrong date and winds up crashlanding near his home where Young Adam (Walker Scobell), an angry, 12-year-old version of himself, is still trying to come to terms with his father’s death. Young Adam takes his rage out on his mother (Jennifer Garner), who, herself, is still very much grieving but he gets more than he bargained for when one night he goes to investigate some lights in the woods and encounters Big Adam. When Big Adam is tracked to his current location by Maya Sorian (Catherine Keener), a co-worker of his late father, Laura reappears just in time to save his life. Together they work out that Maya was responsible for Laura’s disappearance; for much of the corruption and inhumanity of the future; and that she has been using the technology invented by Adams’ dad (Mark Ruffalo) for her own personal gain. With only one chance to set things right, both Adam’s decide to risk it all and go back in time to see their dad and destroy what he created, in order to save the world from a future it was not ready for.
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.
Grief; Death of a parent or loved one; Time travel; Disrespect of parents; Corruption; Bullying; Murder.
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.
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:
The Adam Project is a science fiction adventure with a fast paced plot and humorous dialogue. It may, at first glance, appeal to children but due to the content of this film it is best suited to older teens and adult audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that it is easier to be angry than it is to be sad; that parents love their children no matter what; that the scared little child within holds wisdom that we would be wise to heed; and that sometimes this inner child turns out to be the best part of us, ultimately leading each one of us to the person we are destined to become.
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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