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Not suitable under 14; parental guidance to 15 (violence, themes, scary scenes, language)
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|Children under 14||Not suitable due to violence, themes, scary scenes and language.|
|Children aged 14–15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and language.|
|Children aged 16 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
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|Consumer advice lines:||Science fiction themes, violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Set in a futuristic world where humanity has spent decades developing robotic Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help make things easier; these machines have been integrated into every aspect of life and many of them are so advanced that they not only behave and act like humans but, little by little, they have begun to look like them too. When the AI are blamed for detonating a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles, killing millions of people, the Western world goes to war against them in the hopes of completely eradicating AI from the planet once and for all. ‘New Asia’ does not believe the AI are a threat and they refuse to ban or destroy them, allowing all AI to live freely in their cities and communities. Sergeant Joshua Taylor (John David Washington) goes undercover in New Asia, tasked with getting close to a woman named Maya (Gemma Chan) so that she will lead him to her father, a legendary AI developer who they believe is called, “Nirmata”. Joshua goes above and beyond in the line of duty, falling in love with and marrying Maya. The pair are expecting a baby when a U.S. operation lands in New Asia with a space-age weapon called NOMAD, which is capable of targeting and killing countless AI. The operation blows Joshua’s cover and NOMAD kills his wife, along with multiple other people. Joshua is taken back to the U.S. where his existence is haunted by what happened to his wife and unborn child. Five years later, when commanding officers ask him to lead a team back into New Asia to kill Nirmata and a new weapon rumoured to be so powerful that it can end the war between humanity and the AI, Joshua flatly refuses, wanting nothing more to do with those who ordered the attack that robbed him of his family. He refuses until he sees footage of Maya, taken only days before, and so, he agrees to go, provided he gets to bring Maya back safely. Joshua is able to use his knowledge of New Asia to help the soldiers gain access to the secret facility where the weapon is kept but things don’t quite go according to plan and he is the one who first locates the weapon. The only problem is that the weapon appears to be a little girl called Alphie (Madeleine Yuna Voyles). As Joshua’s first priority is to find Maya, he uses Alphie to help him find her but he slowly comes to realise what Alphie can do and how important she is. With U.S. forces closing in for the kill, and New Asia hunting him as a kidnapper, Joshua will do anything to find Maya and he will stop at nothing to protect Alphie and help her to fulfil her destiny.
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 and rampant destruction; Anti-Imperialism; Artificial Intelligence; A child separated from parents; Death of loved ones.
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 frequent 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.
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:
The Creator is a futuristic, sci-fi, action-packed drama. The film boasts stunning special effects, excellent cinematography, and powerful performances. While it may likely appeal to younger teens the content is best suited to older teens and adults.
The main messages from this movie are that no matter where we come from, how we live or what we look like, it is our actions that define who we are; and that no matter what, we are all connected.
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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