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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 12 (violence, themes, scary scenes)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to violence, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 10–12||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 12||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:||Enola Holmes 2|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, blood and gore, violence, scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Following the triumph of solving her first case, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) is determined to emerge from behind the shadow of her brother, Sherlock (Henry Cavill), and set up her own successful detective agency. For a young woman in Victoria era London, this proves to be more difficult than Enola could have ever imagined. She is about to give up and shut down shop when a penniless ‘matchstick girl’ called Bessie (Serrana Su-Ling Bliss) enlists Enola’s help to find her missing sister, Sarah (Hannah Dodd). Upon taking the case Enola finds herself thrust into a mystery that spans all strata of society, from the downtrodden factory workers who are dying from supposed cases of typhus, to the uppermost classes who have woven such a tangled web that Sherlock himself is having trouble unravelling the mystery. When a clue leads Enola to the scene of a murder she is pursued by the evil superintendent, Grail (David Thewlis), and his corrupt police officers who are more interested in protecting the powerful than in the carriage of justice. With the help of her long time love interest, Lord Tewkesbury (Lewis Partridge), and a multitude of impoverished women, Enola and Sherlock may just solve their respective cases and help make history.
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.
Gender inequality; Societal segregation; Corruption; Greed; Extortion; Blackmail; Murder.
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.
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 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:
Enola Holmes 2 is the sequel to Netflix’ original, Enola Holmes. The film is a dramatic adventure with some connection to historical events and is well cast, including a diverse range of characters with strong female role models. The film will be best enjoyed by tween and teen audiences, with parental guidance recommended to 12.
The main messages from this movie are that too many people make the mistake of trying to fit into the world around them but no matter how lost, unworthy or invisible you may feel if you remain true to yourself you will always find your way; that teamwork is more powerful than independence; and that sometimes it just takes one small thing to change the rules of the world.
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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