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Not recommended under 11, PG to 13 (Violence; Disturbing scenes)
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|Children under 11||Not recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes|
|Children aged 11-13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes|
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:||Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade opens with a prologue set in 1912 that provides insight into the origins of Indiana Jones. While on a Boy Scout trail ride, Young Indian Jones (River Phoenix) steals a priceless Spanish artefact from treasure hunters and in the course of the ensuing pursuit we discover what gave Indy his fear of snakes, the cut on his chin, and his taste in hats and leather jackets.
The film jumps to the year 1938 where art collector Walter Donovan (Julian Glover) approaches Indy (Harrison Ford) to go on a quest to recover the Holy Grail. Donovan tells Indy that a marker revealing the location of the Grail has been discovered by his project leader in Venice Italy, but that the project leader, who turns out to be Indy’s father, Henry Jones senior (Sean Connery) has gone missing. Greatly disturbed by the news of his father’s disappearance, Indiana along with his friend Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliot) heads straight to Italy where they are met by Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody), the last person to have see Henry.
Indy manages to locate the Grail marker in the catacombs of a converted church, but along the way is plagued by rats, an oil fire and a group of gun wielding Grail fanatics. He learns that his father is being held captive by Nazis in a castle on the Austrian/German border and sets out to rescue him before continuing to seek the Grail.
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.
The supernatural; Nazism
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 Last Crusade contains intense action violence and peril, although much of the violence is depicted in a non-realistic, cartoonish manner. The depiction of blood and gore is restricted to a couple of scenes and kept to a minimum. 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 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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the scenes mentioned above.
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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed 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.
Most children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film
None of concern.
The film contains some occasional low-level sexual references and innuendoes. Examples include:
While the film contains no nudity it does contain some low-level sexual activity. Examples include:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
The film contains occasional low-level coarse language and putdown. Examples include:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is an action adventure film that is reminiscent of the Raiders of the Lost Ark and just as entertaining. Harrison Ford and Sean Connery are great together. Parents should note that although the Last Crusade is the mildest of the Indiana Jones films in terms of violence, it does contain frightening images likely to disturb younger children.
The main message from this movie is that family must come first. Although Indiana is bent on achieving his goal he places his father’s life above all goals and risks his own life on several occasions to protect and save his father.
Parents may wish to discuss the stereotypical manner in which woman are depicted in the film.
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