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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (violence, themes, scary scenes, language)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to violence, themes, scary scenes, and language.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes, and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 15||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:||Eternals|
|Consumer advice lines:||Fantasy themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Arsham, the Prime Celestial responsible for creating numerous worlds along with other Celestials and Deviants, realises he has made a mistake when the Deviants begin to adapt and take over. Arsham then creates a group of immortal heroes, called Eternals, whom he sends to Earth on a mission to protect the inhabitants and kill off the Deviants. Led by the courageous Ajak (Salma Hyak), the group spends the next 7,000 years protecting the people of Earth, while tracking the Deviants and attempting to destroy them all. Thinking that they have finally succeeded in eliminating these evil creatures, Ajak gives the Eternals permission to go off on their own and to enjoy life on Earth. Sersi (Gemma Chan) becomes a history professor who lives with the youngest Eternal, Sprite (Lia McHugh), and has fallen in love with a human while trying to forget Ikaris (Richard Madden), the strongest of the Eternals and her husband of 2,000 years. When a Deviant with the ability to heal itself appears in London, Sersi and Ikaris head off to find Ajak, only to discover that she has been killed and that the Deviants now have the ability to assimilate the powers of anyone they destroy. The two set off to find the rest of the Eternals, including Kingo (Kumail Nanjani) a fifth generation Bollywood star, and Gilgamesh (Don Lee), a powerful Eternal who has lovingly cared for Thena (Angelina Jolie) for centuries while she battles a dangerous disease. Once reunited, the Eternals learn that the Deviants are now after them and that their mission was not what they once believed it to be. The Eternals must decide if the Earth and the humans they have been protecting for millennia are worth fighting for or if Arsham’s original plan should be allowed to take place.
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.
Death; Destruction of a species; Natural disasters; Genocide; Betrayal; Loss; Grief; War and violence as a means to solve conflict.
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 frequent 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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:
Eternals is a fantasy, adventure film. This latest addition in the Marvel studios line focuses on events that occur after the Avengers Endgame and features numerous special effects, along with a star studded cast. The movie will be best enjoyed by mature audiences and fans of the Marvel franchise.
The main messages from this movie are that protecting something you love is the most natural thing in the world; and that despite the unspeakable horror humanity has brought upon itself, we, as humans, are capable of much love, beauty and kindness.
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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