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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 13 (violence, dark themes, scary themes and scenes, coarse language; complex story in Mandarin language with English subtitles)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to violence, dark themes, scary themes and scenes, coarse language; complex story in Mandarin language with English subtitles.|
|Children aged 10–13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, dark themes, scary themes and scenes, coarse language.|
|Children over the age of 13||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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Jiang ZiYa – Legend of Deification|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes, animated violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Jiang ZiYa (voiced by Zheng Xi), an Immortal who has earned himself the respect of the Gods as a war commander, shall be the leader of all Gods once he proves himself one more time by publicly executing the demon Nine-Tailed of the Fox Clan (Ji Guanlin), who has been bringing evil and destruction to humankind. Just as Jiang ZiYa is about to kill the demon, in a vision, Nine-Tailed shows him that she has tied herself to the soul of an innocent girl, who will also die if she dies. Feeling incapable of harming an innocent spirit, still in the vision, Jiang ZiYa releases Nine-Tailed. Someone else completes the execution, and Jiang ZiYa is banished from the Hall of the Gods until he frees himself of the demon's sorcery and illusions. After 10 years in exile in the Forbidden Land, one day, Jiang ZiYa encounters the girl he saw in the vision, Jiu (voiced by Yang Ning). It turns out that only the body of Nine-Tailed was destroyed and her evil spirit lives on within Jiu. Jiu, under the spell of Nine-Tailed, has forgotten her past and is feared and rejected by humans and haunted by demons. Based on a recurring dream, she is on a mission to find her father who she hopes can prove that she is not the Fox Devil. Jiang ZiYa – who does not believe it is right to sacrifice an innocent, even for the greater good – decides to help Jiu and destroy Nine-Tailed once and for all.
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.
Chinese mythology; Animation; Fantasy Action Adventure.
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.
Nothing further of concern.
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Jiang ZiYa – Legend of Deification is the second instalment of the Fengshen Cinematic Universe series, following the 2019 Ne Zha. The story is loosely based on a popular Chinese mythology figure Jiang ZiYa. Deeply rooted in Chinese mythology and showing in original Mandarin language, the movie will most likely appeal to a special-interest audience with some background knowledge and passion for Chinese animation – the visuals are extremely impressive! Doom, gloom, peril, and violence are highly prominent, and mythical/mystical themes like demons, devils, possession of evil spirits, human sacrifice, and reincarnation render the film unsuitable for a young audience under 10 and warrant parental guidance for an audience under 14.
The main messages from this movie are that you should not blindly follow a leader but listen to your own conscience and values.
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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