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Not recommended under 5, PG to 8 (Scary scenes; Lack of dialogue)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to scary scenes|
|Children 5-8||parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes and lack of dialogue|
|Children 8 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:||Cirque du Soleil: Worlds away 3D|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
There is no dialogue in this movie which is a performance by the well-known performing group, Cirque du Soleil. The movie starts with a young woman visiting a travelling circus where she is persuaded by a silent clown to watch the aerialist, the main attraction of the show. She is captivated by the young man but he is distracted by her and misses a catch. He falls to the ground and she runs to help him. They are both swallowed by the ground.
The girl finds herself in another world of clouds and big tops. She goes from one to another in search of the young man. Her efforts to find him are thwarted everywhere she goes but she does get to watch the different performances by the amazing Cirque du Soleil artists as she goes along.
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 stylised violence performed in dance, including:
In addition some of the circus acts involve self harm 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 scared by the above-mentioned scenes
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 are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film
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
None of concern
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds away 3D is a visual treat to watch but some of the imagery and the situations in which the young woman finds herself could be quite frightening for young children, particularly in 3D. Also the lack of dialogue may make the story hard for young children to follow, so they may need help with this. The film is therefore more suited to children over 8.
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