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Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (violence, Scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 8-13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 13 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:||Ben 10: Omniverse|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film Ben 10: Omniverse consists of two Ben 10 TV episodes. In part one, Ben Tennyson (voice of Yuri Lowenthal) along with his two friends and alien fighting partners Gwen (voice of Ashley Johnson) and Kevin (voice of Greg Cipes) take on the ultimate inter-dimensional alien/monster intent on ruling the universe. Ben and his friends manage to defeat the alien and in reward for not abusing his superpowers Ben is given a new and more powerful Omnitrix; a wristwatch-like device that enables Ben to transform into all manner of aliens, each with unique superpowers.
In part 2, Gwen and Kevin part company with Ben when Gwen and Kevin head off to college. Although intent on working alone to protect the world from power crazed aliens, Ben is landed with a new young and eager partner, Rook Blonko (voice of Bumper Robinson). This episode sees Ben adjusting to life with his new partner, taking on old enemies in secret underground cities, and being hunted by a mysterious trophy seeking hunter called Kyber (voice of David Kayel), who along with his shape-shifting predator stalks Ben as his next trophy.
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.
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 continuous unrealistic, over-the-top, sci-fi action violence, at times comically depicted. Younger children may imitate this violence. 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 may also be scared by some of the violent scenes and scary characters in this film.
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.
Younger children in this age group may be scared by some of 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.
Nothing of concern
The film contains no product placement of concern. However, franchise products including action figures, video games, animated TV shows, accessories, and books are marketed to children.
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The film contains some name calling and put downs that children may imitate. Examples include:
Ben 10: Omniverse is a children’s animated sci-fi action film targeting primary school aged children between the ages of eight and twelve years. While the film contains some worthwhile messages, it also contains frequent animated action violence. Children who are fans of previous Ben 10 adventures will be entertained by this latest instalment with new characters and a new Omnitrix full of unexpected surprises.
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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