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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (frequent action violence, coarse language)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to frequent and strong violence, emotionally distressing scenes and coarse language.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to frequent and strong violence, emotionally distressing scenes and coarse language.|
|Children aged 16 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:||Gemini Man|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Set in the present time, Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is an elite assassin for the ‘Defense Intelligence Agency’ (DIA). Now 51, and with 72 kills under his belt, he feels it is time to retire. However, Henry then gets tipped off that the DIA had presented him a spiked file of his last target, and consequently he did not actually kill a terrorist, but a scientist. As the DIA track his every move, they know that Henry has this classified knowledge and decide to eliminate him. At the same time, Henry uncovers and befriends another DIA agent, Danny Zakarweski (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who was supposed to keep a close watch on him. Now both targets, they are on the run with the help of Henry's loyal friend Baron (Benedict Wong). As Henry is the highest skilled assassin, several attempts to kill him fail. It seems that only one man has what it takes to take Henry down: ‘Junior’ (also Will Smith), adopted son of Clay Verris (Clive Owen) who runs the mysterious paramilitary program ‘Gemini’. As Henry and Junior confront each other, they make a disturbing discovery: Junior looks like a young version of Henry. Danny suspects that Junior is a son that Henry does not know about, but a DNA test brings a far more shocking result: Junior is Henry's clone. Project ‘Gemini’ does not stop there, as Henry reveals the secret project in which human clones are genetically modified to remove pain, fear and doubt, making them the perfect soldiers for US military missions.
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.
Science Fiction; Assassination; Secret government organisations; Government conspiracy; Cloning humans; Genetically modifying humans; Ethics of cloning; Ethics of war; Identity struggles.
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.
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 are some sexual references in this movie, including:
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:
Gemini Man is a fast-paced science-fiction action movie, featuring Will Smith playing a double role as a ready-to-retire assassin, with computer animation creating his young clone. Frequent action violence and coarse language make it unsuitable for children under 13 and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 13 to 15.
The main message from this movie is that activities of secret government agencies and underground organisations create ethical dilemmas, both for individuals involved as well as society.
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:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the importance of:
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