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Not recommended under 13; PG to 15 (Violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable|
|Children aged 13-15||Parental guidance recommended|
|Children over the age of 15||Suitable|
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:||I Frankenstein|
|Consumer advice lines:||Contains sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film I Frankenstein begins with a prologue depicting the creation of the Frankenstein monster. The year is 1795 and Victor Frankenstein has brought his creature/monster (Aaron Eckhart) to life through the use of arcane sciences. Out of revenge, the monster kills Dr. Frankenstein’s new bride and so Dr. Frankenstein vows to hunt down and kill the monster. After following the monster into the frozen wastelands of the North Pole Dr. Frankenstein freezes to death before he is able to kill him.
The Monster carries Dr. Frankenstein’s body back to the civilised world and attempts to bury the body in a churchyard grave. Before he is able to do so however, the monster is besieged by a horde of demons who want to capture both the monster and the Dr’s journal, which contains the secrets of his reanimation process. In the midst of the battle, a group of Gargoyles fly in and assist the monster in destroying the demons. The Gargoyles then grab hold of the monster and fly him back to their Cathedral stronghold where the monster is introduced to Leonore (Miranda Otto) queen of the Gargoyle Order. Leonore gives the monster his name calling him Adam and tells him an ancient war has been raging between the Gargoyles (descendants of archangels) and the demons for hundreds of years. Leonore offers Adam a place in the Gargoyle order, but Adam refuses isolating himself in seclusion while Queen Leonore secretes away Dr. Frankenstein’s journal for safe keeping.
Two hundred years later Adam has returned to the modern world where he is busy killing demons in the city streets. A demon prince called Naberius (Bill Nighy) has been busy for the past two hundred years planning to raise an army of demons by reanimating dead bodies. To achieve his goal, Naberius has employed the assistance of a brilliant reanimation scientist named Terra (Yvonne Strahovski), who is unaware that Naberius is a demon.
The remainder of the film focusses on Naberius pitting his demon army against the Gargoyles in an attempt to capture both Adam and Dr. Frankenstein’s journal while the Gargoyles are bent on stopping Naberius and his host of demons. In between the two warring groups is Adam and Terra, who have formed a special bond, the beginnings of a relationship with Adam as Terra’s protector.
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.
Immortality, the supernatural, good versus evil; creation
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.
The film I Frankenstein contains intense fantasy action and violence (including the use of blades/weapons) throughout, some peril, infrequent depiction of blood and gruesome images, and multiple depictions of dead bodies and body parts.
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 severa; 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.
Some children in this age group could be disturbed by the above mentioned 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.
• Some younger teens might also be disturbed by the above mentioned scenes.
No product placement of concern.
The film contains no sexual references.
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:
I Frankenstein is a science fiction/ horror film based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. The film’s maim focus is on action and special effects rather than character development and story. It is targeted to male adolescents and some adults will enjoy the action but may find it difficult to engage in the story.
The main messages from this movie are
•Physical appearance does not make a person a monster; it is how a person acts and behaves that can make them a monster.
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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