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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 scary scenes.|
|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.
|Name of movie:||Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness|
|Consumer advice lines:||Fantasy themes and action violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When young America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) discovers she has the power to open portals to other dimensions, her parents are swept away in the process. America travels the multiverse looking for her parents, all the while trying to understand and control her power. She encounters a multidimensional Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who tries to help her but fails shortly before he is killed. The Earthbound Dr Strange encounters America in a dream and, after he and his friend Wong (Benedict Wong) save her from a monstrous demon, he agrees to help her. Leaving his long time love Christine’s (Rachel McAdams) wedding, Dr Strange sets off in search of the one person he thinks can help America. Unfortunately he tells Wanda, aka The Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), exactly what America can do and where she can find her. The Scarlett Witch is determined to take America’s powers and use them so she can travel the multiverse herself and live in a realm where she can be with her children. While Dr Strange and America traverse the universe searching for the Book of Ashanti, a sorcerers book rumoured to contain special spells, Wanda pursues them through multiple dimensions, doing everything she can to stop them and destroy them but little does she realise that ultimately she is only destroying herself.
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.
Multidimensional travel; Regret; Violence as a means to solve conflict; Sorcery and Witchcraft.
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.
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a fantasy adventure based on the Marvel comic books. It contains a fast-paced plot and lots of special effects but due to the violent content this is not a family film but one that will be best enjoyed by older teen and adult audiences, particularly fans of the Marvel franchise.
The main messages from this movie are that the world needs heroes, that we must all face our fears and that just because someone stumbles and loses their way doesn’t mean they are lost forever.
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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