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Not suitable under 11; parental guidance to 13 (violence, themes, language, scary scenes)
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|Children under 11||Not suitable due to violence, themes, language and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 11–13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes, language and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 13||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:||Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero|
|Consumer advice lines:||Animated fantasy violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Immediately after being released from prison, Dr Hedo (voice of Miyu Irino in the original Japanese version and Zach Aguilar in the English dubbed version) is recruited by Magenta (voice of Volcano Ota / Charles Martinet), the new leader of his grandfather’s Red Army. Magenta wants Dr Hedo to create ‘Cell Max’, an invincible warrior based on the original villain, ‘Cell’. While Dr Hedo works on Cell Max, he also creates two super-fighter androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 (voice of Mamoru Miyano / Zeno Robinson), both of which are capable of learning battle skills and adapting as they go. Believing Magenta’s lies and believing that he has created two superheroes, Dr Hedo sends Gamma 2 off to attack and kill Piccolo (voice of Toshio Furukawa / Christopher Sabet). Piccolo survives the attack and follows Gamma 2 back to The Red Army’s secret base where he learns of the plan to release Cell Max in a bid to get rid of Gohan (voice of Mosako Nozawa / Kyle Hebert) and everyone opposing Magenta or his Red Army. Meanwhile, Goku (voice of Mosako Nozawa / Sean Schemmell) and Vegeta (voice of Ryo Horikawa/ Christopher Sabat) are training on another planet while Gohan, believing the others to be more than capable of handling any trouble that may come their way, has been busy studying instead of honing his fighting skills. When the plot includes kidnapping Gohan’s three-year-old daughter, Pan (voice of Yuko Minaguchi / Jeannie Tirado), Piccolo cultivates a plot of his own to ensure Pan’s safety, while enabling her father to harness his inner rage and become the legendary fighter whom Piccolo knows is the only one capable of finishing off Cell Max, whose very existence threatens the safety of the entire world.
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.
Perceived alien threat; War, Corruption: Power hungry criminals; Genetic mutations and android creations.
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 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:
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is an English dubbed anime film based on Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga series. The film features a fast-paced plot and frequent fight scenes. Due to the content, this is not a family film but one that is likely to appeal to teens, anime enthusiasts and fans of the long running Dragon Ball series.
The main messages from this movie are to work hard and train well; and that in a battle of good versus evil, ultimately good will prevail.
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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