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Not recommended under 13, Parental guidance to 15 due to frequent violence and scary scenes.
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to the nature and frequency of the violent and scary scenes|
|Children 13-14||Parental guidance recommended due to frequent violence and scary scenes|
|Children 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:||Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian|
|Consumer advice lines:||Frequent battle violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Based on the book by CS Lewis, Prince Caspian begins when Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skander Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) Pevensie are called back to Narnia. While only a year has passed for them, in Narnia hundreds of years have elapsed and nothing is as it was. Their castle lies in ruins, Aslan is gone and the Telmarines, a violent community, have invaded Narnia, hunting the Narnians to the brink of extinction.
Leading the Telmarines is Prince Caspian’s evil
uncle Miraz (Sergio Castellitto) who will do anything to be King. When his wife
finally delivers a baby boy Miraz tries to kill Caspian (Ben Barnes), the
rightful heir to the Telmarine throne.
Caspian escapes into the forest where he is rescued by a Narnian, only to learn that the rest of the Narnians want him dead. In a desperate bid to save himself he proposes that they combine his knowledge with their forces to bring Miraz down. Before the attack Caspian and the Narnian army meet up with the Pevensie children who are being led by Trumpkin (Peter Dinklage) a red dwarf whom they have saved from Miraz’s men.
Peter, as High King, and Prince Caspian do not agree on how the army should be lead, or on the methods used for attacking their enemies. Only after devastating and tragic losses are they able to work together to help save Narnia, but ultimately it is Lucy’s loyalty to Aslan that conquers the forces of evil and wins them the ultimate victory.
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.
War; cross-cultural intolerance; the supernatural
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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the violent and disturbing scenes described above.
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 may also be disturbed by many of the violent and disturbing scenes described above.
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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the scenes described above, particularly those involving realistic harm.
None of concern
None of concern
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
None of concern
None of concern
Prince Caspian is a fantasy film featuring beautiful scenery and some outstanding special effects. Due to the frequency and nature of the violent content, this is not a family film, but one geared toward an older, more mature audience.
The main messages from this movie are to fight for what is right, for ultimately good will triumph over evil, and that bravery and courage come in many different forms.
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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