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Not suitable under 11; parental guidance to 12 (violence, themes, coarse language, subtitles)
This topic contains:
|Children under 11
|Not suitable due to violence, themes, coarse language and subtitles.
|Children aged 11–12
|Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and coarse language.
|Children aged 13 and over
|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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:
|First Slam Dunk, The
|Consumer advice lines:
|Mild themes, animated violence and coarse language
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Ryota Miagi (voice of Shugo Nakamura) idolises his older brother Sota, who is Okinawa’s basketball prodigy. His brother helps him practice on the courts, trains with and encourages him, until the day he disappears on a fishing trip and is presumed dead. Ryota tries to fill his brother’s shoes and even wears the same number on his basketball jersey but it seems that he will always live in Sota’s shadow. When his barely functioning family move from Okinawa, Ryota continues to train and eventually finds himself playing on behalf of the Shohoku High School basketball team who has made it to the National Championship and who are playing against the undefeated champions, Sannoh. Ryota finds himself living his brother’s dream of playing against the legendary team (Sannoh) and trying to defeat them. As the underdog team is down by over 20 points, they must muster every ounce of courage and resilience and draw upon the strength and endurance they don’t even know they have in an attempt to achieve the impossible and to show the world that despite everything that’s been thrown their way, they still have the will to win.
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.
Grief; The loss of a family member; Bullying; Family breakdown and dysfunction.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The First Slam Dunk is a 3D Anime film by writer-director Takahiko Inoue, based on his popular basketball-themed manga series, Slam Dunk. The film features frequent flashbacks and moves between different time periods in an effort to paint a more detailed picture of the players, especially Ryota, however, this may be confusing for some children. The Japanese language and fast-paced English subtitles is also likely to make it challenging for younger viewers to follow along. The film is best suited to older teen audiences, Japanese speakers and fans of Manga and basketball.
The main messages from this movie are that the experience of losing can eventually become an asset; that no matter what happens or what challenges life throws your way to never, no matter how hopeless things may seem, ever give up.
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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