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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (violence, scary scenes, themes)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to violence, scary scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 16 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:||Jungle Cruise|
|Consumer advice lines:||Fantasy themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In 1916 London, Dr Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) tries to open the eyes of a male-dominated, scientific association to the possibilities of an ancient tree whose flowers have miraculous medicinal properties. Disregarded and dismissed, she sets off for the Amazon with her wary brother, MacGregor (Jack Whitehall), determined to find the legendary ‘Tears of the Moon’ for herself. Here she enlists the help of Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) to take her down the river on his decrepit, yet endearing, boat. The German Prince Joachim (Jesse Plemmons) has also heard the wondrous tales of a tree so powerful its flowers can cure death itself. He wants it to win the war for his country and will stop at nothing to keep Lily from finding it. Lily, however, is not to be underestimated and her dream of finding the tree and studying the flower in an effort to help all of humanity is what keeps her going. The journey into the heart of the Amazon is filled with danger and deception, with poisonous creatures and inhospitable terrain but also with a band of undead conquistadors cursed by the jungle and the ancient tribes who were once its keepers. The conquistadors are also searching for the tree in the hopes that the ‘Tears of the Moon’ might lift their curse and set them free. It would seem however, that the tree itself is well concealed and that only those with the purest intention would have any hope of finding it.
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.
Ancient curses; The undead; Gender discrimination; Deception; Greed and selfishness.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Jungle Cruise is an action adventure film based on the famous Disney theme park ride. Touted as a family film, this one is not for young children due to frequent violence, some scary scenes and creepy characters. Blunt steals the show and is an excellent role model for young women but the film is best suited to teen and adult audiences.
The main messages from this movie are to follow your dreams no matter where they may take you, that sacrifices will be rewarded, broken hearts can be healed and ultimately that good will prevail.
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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