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Not suitable under 11; parental guidance to 13 (violence, scary scenes)
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|Children under 11||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 11-13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 14 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania|
|Consumer advice lines:||Violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is enjoying life back in San Francisco after defeating Thanos in his role as a superhero. Scott has just published a book and likes the celebrity of being known as an ‘Avenger’, even if people confuse him as Spider-Man rather than Ant-Man. Meanwhile, unbeknown to him, his 18-year-old daughter, Cassie (Kathryn Newton), has been creating a machine with her grandpa, Hank (Michael Douglas), to connect the real world to the Quantum Realm. Unfortunately, things go badly when the machine sucks Cassie, Hank, Scott, his partner Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and her mother Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) into the Quantum Realm. This is where Janet had been stuck for 30 years and from where she was rescued by Scott and Hope.
The Quantum Realm is a place outside of time and space, filled with all sorts of alien creatures, humans and other forms of life. There is much that Janet hadn’t told anyone about her time down there but it transpires that she had helped a man she found dying, who turned out to be the most fearsome, time-travelling enemy of all, Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors). Kang had been exiled from his home and he is filled with the desire to take revenge by wiping out entire planets and timelines that get in his way. Kang had become emperor of the Quantum Realm and Janet had spent her time trying to destroy him, and his armies, and succeeded in neutralising a component of his travel machine that would allow Kang to escape the Quantum Realm and take his revenge. Janet now seeks out a former friend, Lord Krylar (Bill Murray), to help them find Kang, but Krylar has now joined forces with Kang. It will take all of their combined superhero powers, together with the help of those dispossessed by Kang, to seek out and destroy the most evil of emperors.
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.
Heroes and Villains; Superheroes; Science Fiction; Adventure; Fantasy.
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 a lot of mostly stylised action-violence in this movie, including:
Other violence includes:
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 use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universal Franchise. It is fast moving, full of strange worlds and creatures, and a lot of stylised violence. The movie conjures up images from Star Wars, colliding with superheroes Ant-Man and Wasp saving the planet(s) from an evil Kang the Conqueror. Aimed at older kids and teens, the movie is not suitable for children under 11 and parental guidance is recommended for 11 to 13-year-olds.
The main messages from this movie are to ‘look out for the little guy’; and to work together for the common good.
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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