Australian Council on Children and the Media

Bring The Soul: The Movie

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Parental guidance under 10 due to use of substances. Suitable for audiences 10 years and over.

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This topic contains:

  • overall comments and recommendations
  • details of classification and consumer advice lines for Bring The Soul: The Movie
  • a review of Bring The Soul: The Movie completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 15 August 2019.

Overall comments and recommendations

Children under 10 Parental guidance due to substance use, though may lack interest
Children aged 10 and over Ok for this age group

About the movie

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: Bring The Soul: The Movie
Classification: PG
Consumer advice lines: Occasional mild coarse language
Length 103 minutes

ACCM review

This review of the movie contains the following information:

A synopsis of the story

Bring The Soul: The Movie takes viewers on a world tour through Asia, North America and Europe with the Internationally acclaimed Korean pop group, BTS. Audiences get a behind-the-scenes look at what life is like on tour for group members: RM, Jin, SUGA, J hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook. Getting a glimpse of some of the highs and lows of performing, audiences will witness the individuality of the group members and watch as they inspire countless millions across the globe with their positive messages about love and belonging and being true to yourself. Footage of each destination is woven into the fabric of this story and it is interesting to see how such a wide, cross-section of humanity have been influenced and moved by their music. The dedication of BTS to their fans and their consideration of those accompanying them on the journey is both refreshing and praiseworthy, though it does come at a cost.

Themesinfo

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.

Sacrifices group members make for success; what fame can look like and what it costs; relationships; the power of music; and the importance of loving yourself.

Use of violenceinfo

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:

  • The is no violence in the movie, although during a rehearsal Jung Kook gets a very deep cut on his foot. Subsequently, there are a few medical scenes with glimpses of the injury.

Material that may scare or disturb children

Under fiveinfo

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:

  • It is unlikely that children under the age of five would be scared or disturbed by any additional scenes from this movie.

Aged five to eightinfo

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:

  • It is unlikely that children between the ages of five to eight would be scared or disturbed by any additional scenes from this movie.

Aged eight to thirteeninfo

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:

  • Nothing of additional concern.

Over thirteeninfo

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 unlikely that children over the age of thirteen would be frightened by this movie.

Product placement

The following products are displayed or used in this movie:

  • The band members wear a lot of designer clothing and are seen shopping in trendy boutiques. A lot of emphasis is placed upon personal appearance and looking good.
  • Band members refer to a large increase in the sales of BTS merchandise.

Sexual references

There are some sexual references in this movie, including:

  • There were no noted sexual references.

Nudity and sexual activity

There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:

  • There was no nudity or sexual activity in the movie. There was, however, the occasional pelvic thrust-style dance move.

Use of substances

There is some use of substances in this movie, including:

  • Band members are frequently seen drinking alcohol throughout the movie. Lots of wine is consumed and one of the members mentions using alcohol to forget their troubles.

Coarse language

There is some coarse language in this movie, including:

  • No coarse language was noted in the movie.

In a nutshell

Bring The Soul: The Movie is a behind-the-scenes style documentary about what life is like on tour for BTS. The film will appeal to female audiences and fans of the Korean pop stars.

The main messages from this movie are to always do your best, to love yourself and to look with grateful eyes at the world before you.

Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:

  • Gratitude
  • Respect
  • Consideration
  • Love
  • Humility
  • Teamwork

This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as.

  • Pushing yourself too hard and the physical toll this can have on your body.
  • The numerous sacrifices, both emotional and physical, that individual band members make for the progress of their group and how this also affects their extended families.
  • Excessive consumerism and buying products based on brands. Is this necessary? What kind of message is this sending to young people about how they should look and live?
  • One band member mentions going out to ‘forget their problems over drinks.’ Parents may wish to discuss with their children whether this is an appropriate strategy for dealing with problems or disappointments.

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