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Not recommended under 13, parental guidance recommended 13 to 15, due to violent and scary scenes and characters
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to violent and scary scenes and characters|
|Children 13-15||Parental guidance recommended due to violent and scary scenes and characters|
|Viewers 15 and over||OK for this group|
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:||Justice League|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Justice League is set several months after Batman verses Superman: Dawn of Justice.
For thousands of years three alien boxes of immense power referred to as the “Mother Boxes” have been hidden on Earth as a safeguard. One box was given to the Amazons, one to the Atlantians and one to the races of men. But now an evil alien called Steppenwolf (voice of Ciaran Hinds) along with his army of parademons has been sent to Earth to recover the Mother Boxes and destroy Earth in the process. To stop Steppenwolf, Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) form the Justice League and recruit several meta-humans including The Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher).
However, the Justice League might not be powerful enough to defeat Steppenwolf and, unless they can find a way to resurrect Superman, the fate of the world looks grim.
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.
Superheroes; aliens; world destruction; terrorism
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 film contains extended sequences of violence, at times brutal, with the depiction of violent deaths and mass destruction. 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 in this age group are also very likely to be scared by the above-mentioned scenes.
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 likely to be scared 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.
Younger viewers in this age group may be scared by some of the above-mentioned scenes, so parental guidance is recommended.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial nudity and mild 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:
Justice League is a superhero action adventure targeting teenage and adult fans of DC comics, who are likely to find it more entertaining than its predecessor, Batman verses Superman, with a hint of more to come.
The film is being widely advertised and may attract younger viewers, but it is not recommended for children under 13, due to violent and scary scenes and characters. Parental guidance is recommended for the 13 to 15 age group.
The main messages from the film are:
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