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Not recommended under 8, parental guidance 8-13 due to intense destruction and violence, and scary scenes and characters.
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to intense violence and destruction, and disturbing scenes and characters|
|Children aged 8 to 13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|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.
|Name of movie:||Incredibles 2|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, animated violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Incredibles 2 begins exactly where the first Incredibles film ends, with the superhero Parr family or Incredibles, Bob /Mr Incredible (voice of Craig T Nelson), Helen /Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dah (voice of Huckleberry Milner) and baby Jack-Jack (voice of Eli Fucile) protecting the city of Metroville from its newest threat the Underminer (voice of John Ratzenberg). Unfortunately for the Incredibles, their intervention causes more mass destruction of property than if they had done nothing while the Underminer escapes with the city’s gold supply. As a result the Parr family is shunned by the people of Metroville and they are left homeless and jobless.
Luckily for the Parr family, billionaire telecommunications CEO Winston Deaver (voice of Bob Odenkirk and his tech genius sister Evelyn (voice of Catherine Keener) want superheroes back in the world, and offer the Parr family a chance to put superheroes back in favour. This opportunity brings new challenges for the family and they have to learn to work together to succeed.
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.
Superheroes; good versus evil; family relationships
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 contains frequent intense action violence and peril throughout, some of which is cartoon-like and non-realistic, and some of which has comical intent. It is nevertheless scary for younger children. Examples include:
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 are likely to 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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes
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.
Younger children in this age group may be scared by some of 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.
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern in the film although associated merchandise is likely to be marketed to children.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language and name-calling, including:
Incredibles 2 is an action comedy that is likely to appeal to a wide range of people. The film is full of positive messages and themes with a humorous yet realistic look at contemporary family life. The spotlight is on Elastigirl trying to find a balance between her superhero work and being a mother, while Mr Incredible discovers that parenting requires superpowers equal to fighting villains. All of the favourite characters from the first Incredibles film are back with fashion designer Edna Mode and baby Jack-Jack having the funniest scenes in the film.
The film is not recommended for children under 8 due to frequent scenes of intense violence and destruction, and some disturbing characters, but is likely to be enjoyed by the rest of the family
The main messages from this movie are:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include team-work and co-operation.
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