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Not recommended under 8; PG to 13 (Violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended|
|Children aged 8–13||Parental Guidance recommended|
|Children over the age of 13||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:||Asterix: the secret of the magic potion|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The druid Getafix (Thomas Rau) is out collecting mistletoe one day, when he falls from a great height, breaking his foot. Now reliant on Obelisk (C. Ernst Harth) to transport him about, Getafix realises he needs to find an apprentice druid to replace him when he’s no longer able to perform his duties. Getafix is the only person in the Gallic village who knows the secret magic potion that gives the villagers the strength and height to fight off the Roman invaders. He sets off therefore, with Asterix (Christian Clavier), Obelisk and a young, feisty girl Pectine (Barbara Bandeira) in search of a young replacement.
Getafix consults the grand council of druids who give him a list of prospective candidates. Getafix and his company travel great distances interviewing each of them. Meanwhile, an evil druid called Demonix (Daniel Mesguich) is plotting to steal the recipe for the potion and trade it to the Romans in return for ownership of the Gallic village and much more. Demonix finds the young Teleferix (Alex Lutz), a potential druid, before Getafix does and tries to convince him to help him. Teleferix is somewhat persuaded but a battle ensues between the Gauls, the Romans and Demonix, and Teleferix is needed to make the magic potion, which he does, just in time to save the Gauls.
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.
Fantasy; Good versus Evil; Magic.
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 violence from beginning to end 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 a lot of 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:
No sexual references, however there is mention of the fact that Pectine is not allowed into the sacred forest of the druids because she’s a girl. She has to disguise herself as a boy.
There is quite a lot of use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Also, there's a lot of name calling such as:
Asterix: the secret of the magic potion is an animated movie based on the characters in the famous books by Renee Goscinny. It is set in ancient times and much of the humour may go over children’s heads. However, older children and teens will probably enjoy it. Due to the high level of violence, it isn’t recommended for children under 8.
The main message from this movie is that good wins over evil.
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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