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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (violence, themes, scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 8–10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 10||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:||Artemis Fowl|
|Consumer advice lines:||Not yet classified.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When his father, Artemis Fowl Sr. (Collin Farrell), is kidnapped, 12 year old genius Artemis Fowl II (Ferdia Shaw) is thrust into a new world where he learns that the fairy tales his father has been telling him for years are not just stories. In order to save his father’s life, Artemis is told that he will need to find an orb that holds incredible power. With little idea of what it is or where to find it, Artemis kidnaps and imprisons a young fairy officer named Holly (Lara McDonnell) who is on a quest to vindicate her father who died trying to protect the orb. When a fairy army attacks Fowl Manor, Artemis and Holly are helped by Dom the butler (Nonso Anozie) and Mulch Diggums (Josh Gad), a gigantic dwarf - together they help each other and find the orb. With the fate of the world on the line, Artemis hatches a plan that will free his father and return the orb to its rightful place, thereby securing the peace and security of all species and allowing Holly to learn the truth of how heroic her father was.
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.
Separation from a parent; death of a parent; quest to prove the innocence of a family member; distrust between different species; and the destructive forces of greed and revenge.
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.
Nothing further of concern.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Artemis Fowl is a sci- fi, fantasy film based on the best-selling children’s book series by Eoin Colfer. The plot is fast paced and somewhat confusing but the graphics are excellent. The movie is best suited to families with older children and tween audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that people or creatures should not be judged based on the actions of others but rather on their own merit; and that life, like the fairy tales, has the potential to be either a beautiful dream or a terrible nightmare, depending upon who is in charge.
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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