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Not suitable under 15; parental guidance to 16 (violence, themes and coarse language)
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|Children under 15||Not suitable due to violence, themes and coarse language.|
|Children aged 15–16||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and language.|
|Children over the age of 16||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:||Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)|
|Consumer advice lines:||Strong themes, violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
After The Joker ends their relationship, the unstable and volatile Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) decides to send him a violent message and simultaneously declare her emancipation. What Harley doesn’t realise is that her relationship with The Joker is all that protected her from the retribution of the numerous people she upset or harmed while she was with him. However, she quickly begins to see how many people want revenge for the pain she has caused, including Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor) one of the city’s most evil and powerful men. Through a series of seemingly unrelated events Harley finds herself working with Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) a brilliant yet unrecognised cop, Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) a lounge singer with special talents and The Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) a self-made assassin. Together the foursome work to save Cassandra (Ella Jay Basco) a young pickpocket who inadvertently stole and ingested the legendary diamond that Roman seeks to bankroll his evil empire. Ultimately, the unlikely allies must band together not only to save Cassandra and their city but also to save themselves.
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.
Crime; abuse of power; serial killers; child abandonment and neglect; family and relationship breakdown; gender inequality; betrayal; mafia assassinations; vengeance and retribution.
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 likely that some children over the age of thirteen may also be distressed or concerned by the above-mentioned scenes.
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:
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a fast paced, action, fantasy based on the DC comics supervillain girl gang. The characters are well played, though few are very likeable. The plot is told in portions and Harley must often go back or explain a scene from a different perspective until the story eventually comes together and all the pieces fall into place. This, extremely violent tale, is not a family film and is best suited to older, more mature audiences.
The main message from this movie is that women may appear to be at the mercy of men who run the world but when females stand together to help one another and work towards a common goal, then they become unstoppable.
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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