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Not recommended under 13; parental guidance strongly recommended 13-15, due to violence and disturbing scenes.
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to intense violent and disturbing scenes|
|Children aged 13 to 15||Parental guidance strongly recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes|
|Viewers 15 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:||Avengers: Infinity War|
|Consumer advice lines:||Fantasy themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film opens with mass murderer Thanos (Josh Brolin), and his army of monstrous aliens, witches and wizards, attacking a planet and killing off half the population. Thanos believes that by killing off half the population of the universe, one planet at a time, he will prevent starvation, poverty and the total depletion the universe’s resources.
Thanos is on a quest to obtain the Infinity Stones, gems with cosmic powers such as the ability to control time. If Thanos obtains all the Stones he will have the power to wipe out half of the universe’s population with a single thought. Standing in his way are a collection of the greatest superheroes including: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr., Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Hulk/Bruce Banner (Mark Roffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Spider Man (Tom Holland) Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and the Guardians of the Galaxy including Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Draz (Dave Bautista) Groot (voice of Vin Diesel), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper), and Star Lord (Chris Pratt)
The Avengers and Guardians fight Thanos and his armies across several worlds including Earth in a bid to stop Thanos from acquiring the full set of Infinity Stones.
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.
Genocide and mass murder; starvation and poverty; depletion of resources; personal sacrifice; a father killing his daughter; super heroes and super powers
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.
The film contains extended, intense sequences of violence and peril throughout. The violence includes filicide, torture, the depiction of death and dead bodies on a mass scale, the mass destruction of property and the depiction of some blood and gruesome images. 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.
Children in this age group will also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes
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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by 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.
Younger children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
Nothing of concern in the film but plenty of associated toys which are likely to attract young children
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
Nothing of concern
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Avengers: Infinity War is the darkest, most intense, violent and confronting Marvel film to date. The film is extremely fast paced and contains almost all of the Marvel films characters. An understanding of previous Marvel films is needed to fully understand this very long (149 minute) story. The film is therefore aimed at adolescent and adult Marvel fans and is definitely not suitable for children. Parental guidance is recommended for younger teens because of the many violent and disturbing scenes.
The main messages from this movie are:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
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