Not recommended under 8, parental guidance 8-9, suitable for 10 and over (themes, lacks interest for younger children)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to themes, and possible lack of interest.|
|Children aged 8–9||Parental guidance recommended due to themes. Some parts may need to be explained for younger viewers.|
|Children aged 10 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:||Armstrong|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Through the use of interviews, personal letters and family home videos the movie, Armstrong, shares the remarkable story of Neil Armstrong (voiced by Harrison Ford). A young boy growing up in rural Ohio who, from the time he was a small child, was fascinated by planes and how they worked; Armstrong learned to fly before he could drive and went on to become one of the most famous men in history. Audiences get a real glimpse into the quiet life Armstrong led and come to appreciate the man that he was, whether as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, an engineering student at Perdue university, a husband and father, or part of the NASA space program. Sharing his story, family and friends attest to his quiet kindness, his unshakable calm and his hard-working nature that saw him rise through the ranks to become the first man on the moon and who, in a moment of glory, helped unite a troubled world.
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.
War; the perils of a dangerous job; family breakdown; and the loss of a child.
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.
It is unlikely that children over the age of thirteen would be frightened by this movie.
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:
Armstrong is a biographical documentary based on the extraordinary life of Neil Armstrong. It draws heavily on interviews with family and friends and incorporates historical clips from NASA, news and press conferences. The film will appeal to space enthusiasts and older audiences.
The main messages from this movie are to follow your dreams wherever they may take you; to work hard; to be a good person; to show courage even in the face of impossible odds; and to always remember that it is not about the man but rather about the team.
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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