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Not suitable under 11; parental guidance to 14 (language, themes)
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|Children under 11||Not suitable due to language and themes. Also likely to lack interest for this age group.|
|Children aged 11–14||Parental guidance recommended due to language and themes.|
|Children over the age of 14||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:||Cave, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
One afternoon in Northern Thailand, a football coach takes his team of 12 boys to their favourite hangout at the Tham Luang cave. While inside, a sudden downpour begins to flood the cave and the boys become trapped. Unable to get out, they retreat further into the cavernous depths, trying to escape the rising waters. Huddled in a little pocket 3 miles from the entrance, the boys sit in pitch darkness, catching water droplets on their tongue, waiting for the flood to recede and talking about what they will do when they finally get home. Meanwhile, outside the cave’s entrance, authorities are setting up a rescue centre to try to drain the cave and reach the boys. Local farmers and families drop everything they are doing to come and help and, as the news broadcasts the story nationally, more individuals come forth with skills and services in the hopes of assisting the rescue efforts; yet even those with the best of intentions must battle red tape and bureaucracy. When a specially trained Thai Navy Seal dies attempting to reach the boys, the complexity and seriousness of the situation really hits home. As would-be rescuers battle time and torrential rains, professional cave divers from around the world begin to come forward. These men form a team to do what they are told cannot be done. While the world waits with baited breath, these men will risk everything in a final, desperate effort to reach the boys and bring them back alive.
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.
Children separated from parents; Sacrificing a life to save someone else; The powerful and sometimes destructive forces of nature; Political bureaucracy.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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:
The Cave is a largely subtitled documentary detailing the extraordinary story of heroism and sacrifice that captivated the world and launched a global effort to accomplish the impossible. The film highlights the selflessness of ordinary Thai people whose livelihoods were destroyed by the rescue efforts; who gave everything they had; and who refused to accept any compensation in return. Likewise, the film introduces the heroes who risked their own lives to save the young football team trapped behind a wall of water three miles beneath a mountain.
The main messages from this movie are to have faith; to believe in the impossible; and to believe in each other. Also, that miracles can happen when humanity unites to achieve a common goal.
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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