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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 12 (violence; scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 8–12||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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island|
|Consumer advice lines:||Some scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This sequel to Journey to the Centre of the Earth begins with Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) being arrested by police after breaking into a satellite installation in a bid to boost an encrypted message he received from an unknown source. In an effort to bond with his new stepson, ex navy decoding expert Hank Parsons (Dwayne Johnson) decodes the cryptic message for Sean, and we learn that the message is from Sean’s grandfather Alexander Anderson (Michael Cain). Apparently Sean’s grandfather has discovered the location of Jules Verne’s legendary Mysterious Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Hank agrees to take Sean to the coordinates identified in the coded message and the pair set off for the Pacific.
Hank and Sean hire helicopter pilot and tour operator Gabato (Luis Guzman) and his daughter Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens) to fly them to the spot identified in the coded message but as they get close to their destination a hurricane forces the helicopter down. The group survive the crash to discover they have landed on Mysterious Island and set off to explore their surroundings. They meet Sean’s grandfather, who has been living on the island for some time but soon discover that the island is sinking and that they have only two days to find a way off.
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.
Family relationships; Reckless behaviour; People in peril.
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 Mysterious Island contains some action violence with no blood and gore depicted. 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 eight, 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 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 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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
The film contains some low-level sexual references some of which have a comical intent. Examples include:
The film contains some mild sensuality and brief low-level sexual activity. Examples include:
The film contains some infrequent low-level coarse language that children may imitate. Examples include:
Journey 2: The mysterious island is loosely based on Jules Verne’s classic novel The Mysterious Island and is aimed at teens, with some giant creatures and other scenes too scary for younger children. The film is a fast paced and contains all the elements required for a good adventure film including action, fantasy, romance and humour.
The main message from this movie is that love, friendship and a caring family are worth more than all the wealth in the world.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include family love and sacrifice.
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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