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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (violence, language, themes)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to language, violence and themes.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to language, violence and themes.|
|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:||Fast & Furious 9|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action Violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Attempting to live life off the grid with his girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and young son, Dominic “Dom” Torreto (Vin Diesel) is approached by his former associates Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges), who were all sent a message with footage of a plane being attacked by rogue agents. They ask for help to investigate the crash site and, while Letty agrees, Dom refuses. However, Dom changes his mind after glimpsing a clue in the footage that leads him to suspect that his estranged brother, Jakob (John Cena), might have something to do with the hijacking. Dom and his team soon learn that the plane was carrying half of the Aries system, a specialized device that can hack into any computer weapons system and give the user total control from anywhere in the world. When the first piece is stolen from them, Dom and his team set off to try to stop Jakob, his associate Otto (Thue Ersted Rasmussen) and the rogue army they have enlisted to help them steal the second half of Aries. The group splits up in order to follow different leads. Letty and Dom’s sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) track down their old pal Han (Sung Kang) in Tokyo, where, after faking his death, he has been protecting Elle (Anna Sawei), who is the key to Aries. At the same time, the others head to Scotland to try to get the second piece before Jakob does, while the evil villain, Cipher (Charlize Theron), teams up with Otto and plans are set in motion to hijack a satellite using the Aries system. With everything against them, Dom and his team race against the clock, to places they have never been, and risk everything to disarm Aries and bring relative safety back to the world.
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 of a parent; Grief; Family breakdown and estrangement; Crime; Sibling rivalry.
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 a lot of 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:
Fast & Furious 9 is a fast-paced action film, the 9th in the Fast & Furious Franchise. The film features lots of stunts and special effects but a fairly predictable plot. Due to the violent content and coarse language, this is not a family film but rather one that will best be enjoyed by mature audiences and fans of the Fast and Furious series.
The main messages from this movie are that you need to make peace with the past if you want to have hope for the future; that family is priceless; and that it is not about being stronger or faster, it is about being the bigger or better person.
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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