Not suitable under 14, PG to 15 (Violence, Coarse language)
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|Children under 14||Not suitable due to violence and coarse language|
|Children 14-15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and coarse language|
|Children 15 and over||OK for this age group|
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|Name of movie:||Fast and Furious 6|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence and infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Fast & Furious 6 opens with streets littered with dozens of wrecked and bombed vehicles. The carnage is the result of an attack by a mobile tactical unit led by a rogue special ops officer named Owen Shaw (Like Evans). In a bid to steal components to make a high-tech bomb, Shaw has left a field of destruction across twelve countries and now needs only one more component to complete his bomb. It is up to federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and his partner agent Riley (Gina Carano) to track down Shaw and bring him to justice.
Knowing that Shaw and his team are in a league of their own, Hobbs decides to approach Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), now living the easy life in the Canary Islands. Initially Dom refuses to help Hobbs until Hobbs shows him a photograph of Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodrigues), the love of Dom’s life who he believed to have died some years earlier. Apparently Letty is now a key member of Shaw’s team.
In exchange for full pardons for himself and his team and in a bid to determine if Letty is alive, Dom reassembles his old Fast & Furious team. They are tested to the limit as they try to uncover the mystery surrounding Letty’s reappearance and to prevent Shaw from stealing the final component needed to build his bomb.
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.
Crime, street racing, death of a loved one
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.
Fast & Furious 6 contains intense sequences of action violence, including some brutal violence, and the depiction of some deaths, but blood and gore is minimal. There are many scenes of car racing and car chases involving ramming, deliberate crashes, machine gun fire, explosions and injury. Examples include:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Most of this movie would scare children in this age group
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.
Most of this movie would scare children in this age group
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.
Children in this age group are likely to be disturbed by many of the above-mentioned violent scenes.
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by the violent scenes in this film
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
The film contains some sexual innuendo. Examples include:
There is some partial nudity, implied sexual activity and a number of scenes objectifying women. Examples include:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Fast and Furious 6, likely to attract an audience of adolescent males plus some older fans, is the sixth instalment in a series spanning more than a decade. Like the previous films in the series, it contains plenty of action, thrills, spills, explosions and violence, although with minimal depiction of blood and gore.
The film is over two hours long with a rather weak storyline. The constant mayhem and violence, at times brutal, and some coarse language, make it unsuitable for children under 14, with parental guidance recommended for the 14 to 15 year olds. Parents may be concerned by the apparent lack of real life consequences resulting from the dangerous driving and horrific car crashes shown. They may also wish to discuss the way in which some of the female characters are objectified by the dialogue and costumes.
Loyalty and the importance of being part of a family are emphasised throughout the film and a number of the film’s characters are willing to make personal sacrifices for those they see as part of their family.
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