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Not suitable under 12; parental guidance to 14 (violence, scary scenes, themes, language)
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|Children under 12||Not suitable due to violence, scary scenes, themes and language.|
|Children aged 12-14||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes, scary scenes and language.|
|Children aged 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves|
|Consumer advice lines:||Fantasy themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
One mistake was all it took – one mistake that changed the course of his life and completely altered his destiny. Edgin (Chris Pine) had been a ‘Harper’, an honourable spy doing everything in his power to help others and to right wrongs. His only complaint was that he had nothing to take home to his wife and infant daughter. When his wife is brutally murdered by red wizards, Edgin blames himself, renounces the Harpers and plummets to rock bottom. It is at his lowest point that Edgin encounters Holga (Michelle Rodriguez) who takes pity on his little girl, Kira (Chloe Coleman), and helps lift him from the depths of despair. Together the pair form a band of “honourable” thieves that include a simple magician named Simon (Justice Smith) and a master thief called Forge (Hugh Grant), who is secretly in league with Sofina (Daisy Head), an evil red wizard with a plan of her own. When Edgin and Holga agree to help Forge with a dangerous mission, Edgin does so with the hope that he will be able to secure a sacred relic with the power to bring his dead wife back to life. He says nothing about this to Kira and promises to quickly return but Forge and Sofina have other plans. Edgin and Holga are caught in Sofina’s time trap and are quickly arrested and imprisoned. Simon goes his own way and Forge begins to feed Kira lies about her father, while he, with Sofina’s help, quickly gains vast political power. By the time Edgin and Holga escape from prison, Kira is a young woman, Forge rules the land and the red wizards are on the brink of not only seizing power but of using an ancient spell to create a vast army of mindless demons. Edgin and Holga seek out Simon, enlisting his help to free Kira from Forge’s influence but they soon see how difficult this task will be and enlist the help of Simon’s former crush, Doric (Sophia Lillis), who is trying to stop Forge from annihilating her tribe and a rogue warrior called Xenk (Rege-Jean Page) who escaped the red wizards as a child and who has been fighting their armies ever since. Will the combined forces of this motley band of thieves be enough to stop the supernatural powers of some of the darkest wizards the world has ever seen?
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.
Magic; Death of a loved one; Supernatural enslavement; Dishonesty; Betrayal; Lust of Power and Greed.
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 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:
Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves is an action-packed, fantasy adventure, based on the role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. The film is well cast, with some excellent special effects and the plot features lots of twists and turns. It demonstrates that even those operating outside of the law can have a certain amount of integrity and honour. Due to its content, the film is best suited to teens and older audiences.
The main messages from this movie are to believe that you are capable of the impossible; to know that great things can be accomplished when you work together; and to never stop trying because the moment you do – that’s when you fail.
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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