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Not recommended under 15; parental guidance to 18 (strong violence and coarse language).
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to strong violence, scary scenes and coarse language.|
|Children aged 15-18||Parental guidance is recommended due to strong violence and coarse language.|
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:||Alita: Battle Angel|
|Consumer advice lines:||Science fiction themes, violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Alita: Battle Angel is a sci-fi movie based on the graphic novel series Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro. In the mysterious, utopian world of Zalem; in a junkyard on the outskirts of the rough and lawless Iron City, Dr. Ido (Christopher Waltz) comes across the head and torso of a young cyborg that he later repairs and names Alita (Rosa Salazar). Alita contains technology that hasn’t been seen in centuries and is a mystery to everyone including herself. Although Dr. Ido tries hard to protect Alita from the dangers of their environment and from the truth about her origins, Alita and her street-smart friend named Hugo (Keean Johnson) set out to discover who she really is. When caught in a surprise attack, Alita begins to have memories of her past life and demonstrates lethal fighting skills that serve her well as she encounters numerous bounty hunters sent by Vector (Mahershala Ali), the mafia-like head of a Motorball racing circuit, who is intent on killing her. With the help of Dr. Ido’s ex-wife Chiren, (Jennifer Connelly) who is also a cyborg surgeon, they create and modify their robotic bounty hunters into terrifying killing machines. Against all odds Alita must fight not only to save herself and her friends but to save the oblivious inhabitants of Iron City from a cruel and untouchable tyrant.
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.
Crime; murder; and body harvesting.
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 and strong graphic 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 many 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.
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:
Alita Battle Angel is a sci-fi movie aimed at mature audiences. This film will appeal to action and futuristic sci-fi fans. Although it has been classified as M, parents should be aware that this film is unsuitable for children under 15 due to the high frequency of graphic violence.
The main messages from this movie are to be true to yourself, to fight for what you believe in and to never give up.
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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