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Not recommended under 10, parental guidance recommended 10 to 13 due to violence and scary scenes
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|Children under 10||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 10 to 13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 13 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:||Ant-Man and the Wasp|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild science fiction violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The events in Ant-Man and the Wasp occur after the events of Captain America: Civil War while paralleling the events of Avengers: Infinity War. The film opens with Scott Lang/Ant-Man awaiting his freedom after serving a two-year home detention sentence for aiding Captain America. Unfortunately for Scott, his final few days of home detention are interrupted when his former partners-in-crime, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and her father Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), kidnap Scott to assist them in rescuing Hank’s long lost wife Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the quantum void.
The rescue of Hank’s wife is not made easy when Ava/The Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), a woman physically altered by a quantum experiment that went wrong, also seeks Janet as a means of saving her life. A street hood named Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) wants to steal Hank’s quantum technology and sell it to the highest bidder. Meanwhile, FBI agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) monitors Scott’s every move, requiring Scott to outsmart the both the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’ while trying to save Janet from the quantum void.
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.
Superheroes; quantum physics and technology; family relationships
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, although less intense than in other superhero films. 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 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 scenes, 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.
Younger children in this age group may be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes
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 disturbed by anything in this film
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial 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:
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a good sequel to Ant-Man, targeting younger adolescents as well as anyone who is a fan of Marvel films. It is is more light-hearted than many previous Marvel films, with clever humour and less realistic violence. There are, however, scenes and characters which could disturb younger viewers so it is not recommended for children under 10 and parental guidance is recommended for the 10 to 13 age group.
The main message from this movie is the importance of making amends for past misdeeds and mistakes. Selflessness and self-sacrifice are also seen as important.
Parents may wish to discuss the manner in which female superheroes were portrayed in this film. Were female superheroes depicted as equals to their male counterparts?
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