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Under 8s may be scared, PG to 13
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|Children under 8||Due to the frequent use of violence and adult themes this film is not recommended for children under the age of 8.|
|Children aged 8-13||Some children between the ages of 8 - 13 may still need parental guidance when viewing this film.|
|Children over the age of 13||Children over the age of 13 could see this film with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Incredibles, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Medium level violence, Mature themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This film tells the tale of traditional comic-book superhero Mr. Incredible, who leads the perfect life rescuing the innocent and helping people in need. However, one day, a number of simple, crime fighting mishaps result in the government placing a ban on the use of superhuman powers and forcing all superheroes to enter a relocation program, where they are given new identities and helped to “fit in”.
Fifteen years elapse in which time Mr. Incredible marries his superhero love Elastigirl with whom he has three children all with superhuman powers: a wild son Dash, who can outrun the wind, a shy daughter Violet who can create force fields and become invisible and a baby son Jack Jack, who appears “normal” enough, but has a few surprises in store for everyone. Meanwhile Mr. Incredible has become completely disenchanted with his life as an insurance claim processor and disengages from his family. Things appear to be getting worse all around until Mr. Incredible gets an offer too good to refuse and finds himself returning to the life he once loved.
Unfortunately, he learns that this was a trap set by the evil super villain Syndrome to rid the world of superheroes once and for all. Consequently Mr Incredible and the rest of his family are forced to use the gifts they have tried to hide in order to restore peace and save humanity.
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.
This film contains frequent use of violence, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Aside from some of the already mentioned violent scenes there are another few scenes that may be frightening for younger viewers.
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 scared or disturbed by scenes in this film.
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 above-mentioned scenes may frighten some children between the ages of eight and thirteen.
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.
Children over the age of 13 are unlikely to be frightened by this film.
Mr. and Mrs. Incredible had a habit of butt slapping and butt pinching.
There was a sub-plot running throughout the film that led Elastigirl to believe that Mr. Incredible was having an affair, the implications of which would have gone over the heads of most children.
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The movie’s main message is that everyone has special gifts and talents and that rather than hiding these gifts and trying to fit in and be like everyone else people should be true to themselves and be happy with who they are.
Parents may wish to take the opportunity to discuss with their children the qualities of power, courage, obedience, justice and what it means to be “normal”.
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