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Not recommended under 13 (Viol. Scary scenes)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 13||Parental guidance recommended for children between the age of thirteen and fifteen years depending on parentsu2019 assessment of the film content and the childu2019s level of exposure to fantasy films, and violent images.|
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:||Eragon|
|Consumer advice lines:||Moderate violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
For thousands of years Dragon Riders maintained peace in the kingdom of Alagaesia. but they were betrayed by one of their own, Galbatorix (John Malkovich), who slaughtered all of the dragon riders along with their dragons before proclaiming himself King of Alagaesia.
While hunting in the mountains, Eragon (Ed Speleers), a 17 year old farm boy, stumbles upon a large blue dragon’s egg which has been magically transported there by the elvan warrior Arya (Sienna Guillory). Eragon takes the egg home where it hatches a baby dragon named Saphira (voiced by Rachel Weisz). When Eragon releases the young dragon for its first flight it transforms into a fully-fledged adult dragon able to communicate telepathically with him.
Eragon meets Brom (Jeremy Irons), a fallen ex dragon rider, who convinces him to take his dragon and seek out the Varden, a group of rebels. However, Eragon receives a dream message from Arya, who is being held prisoner by an evil sorcerer called Durza (Robert Carlyle). Eragon must free Arya and continue in his attempts to overthrow King Galbatorix.
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.
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 considerable 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.
Children in this age group are likely to be disturbed by the scenes mentioned above.
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.
Many children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by the scenes described above.
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Many children over the age of thirteen years should be capable of coping with the violence and images presented throughout the film, but parents need to be aware of their own child’s level of susceptibility and previous exposure to films depicting fantasy and frightening images.
None of concern.
No coarse language; infrequent put downs
Eragon is a fantasy action adventure based upon books written by Christopher Paolini which targets a younger adolescent audience.
The main messages from this movie are the triumph of good over evil, the masses rising up to overthrow tyranny, youth overpowering corrupt evil adults and youth recognising their destiny. The film emphasises the message, “without fear there can be no courage”.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include the self-sacrifices made by a number of the film’s characters on the behalf of others.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the real life effects and consequences of war and violent acts and how these acts have a negative impact on the victim’s families.
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