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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 12 (scary scenes, coarse language, sexual references)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to scary scenes, scary characters, coarse language, and sexual references.|
|Children aged 10–12||Parental Guidance recommended due to scary scenes, scary characters, coarse language, and sexual references.|
|Children over the age of 12||Ok for this age group, however, parents should be aware that this film contains some ‘jump’ scares which some sensitive children may not enjoy.|
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:||Ghostbusters: Afterlife|
|Consumer advice lines:||Fantasy themes and infrequent mild coarse language. Some scenes may scare young children|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Phoebe Spengler (Mckenna Grace) lives with her mother, Callie (Carrie Coon), and her big brother, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard). Times have been tough, and they are facing eviction from their small apartment. When Phoebe’s estranged grandfather dies, leaving them to sort out his dilapidated farmhouse in the tiny town of Summerville, Oklahoma, Callie decides that the best thing to do is move the family there. The family quickly realise that Summerville is no ordinary town, and that their grandfather was no ordinary person. Phoebe is intrigued by the unusual equipment she finds in her grandfather’s secret underground laboratory, and she uses her extraordinary engineering skills to restore them. With unexplained tremors plaguing the town, and a spooky prophecy to untangle, it’s not long before all that weird equipment becomes very useful. Along with her friend ‘Podcast’ (Logan Kim), her goofy teacher Gary Groober (Paul Rudd), her brother Trevor and his new friend Lucky (Celeste O'Connor), Phoebe must help save the town from destructive supernatural forces.
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.
Supernatural forces; Ghosts; Demons; Science; Engineering; Family; Friendship.
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 romantic and sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some mild nudity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is an entertaining reboot of the classic 1980’s Ghostbusters franchise. Fans of the original films will love the references and cameo appearances; and younger audiences will love the ghost-busting action, witty humour and frequent horror thrills – even if they are not familiar with the original. The central character, Phoebe, is a great role model for all kids. She’s not afraid to use her brains and creativity to solve complex problems and act fast. Due to scary scenes, scary characters, coarse language, and sexual references this film is best suited to families with children over 12, with parental guidance for ages 10-12.
The main message in this movie is to appreciate the talents you have, and to use them for the greater good.
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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