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Not recommended under 12, PG to 15 (Violence, language, scary scenes)
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|Children aged 8–13||Not recommended for children under the age of 12 due to violence, scary scenes and language.|
|Children over the age of 13||Parental guidance is recommended for children between the ages of 12-15. Children over the age of 15 could see this film with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Men in Black International|
|Consumer advice lines:||Science fiction themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The latest instalment in the Men in Black series follows the life of Molly, who has an alien encounter as a child. This chance meeting has a profound effect on her and she dedicates her life to finding out the truth about alien life forms, their impact on Earth and the secret agency that interacts with them. Finally, as a young woman, she manages to track down the Men in Black Offices and, with tenacity and determination, get herself hired on a probationary basis. She is soon sent to London as Agent M (Tessa Thompson) where she finds herself working a case with the highly decorated and reckless Agent H (Chris Hemsworth). They are charged with showing the Jubabian diplomat Vungus (Kayvan Novak) a night on the town. The Hive, an evil alien force intent on taking over the world, sends alien shape shifting twins (Laurent and Larry Bourgeois) to take a secret weapon from Vungus and then kill him along with anyone else who gets in the way. Shortly before dying Vungus passes the weapon to Agent M warning her not to trust anyone in MIB. When the weapon is stolen from them Agents M and H set off to get it back, find the mole in their agency and save the world regardless of personal risk or what it may ultimately cost.
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.
Saving the word from an alien species; good versus evil; the complexity of human relationships.
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.
It is unlikely that children over the age of thirteen will find scenes in this film frightening.
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:
Men in Black International is an action packed science fiction film. The plot is predictable and the dialogue is somewhat lacking but the special effects are excellent and the film will likely be enjoyed by mature audiences and fans of former Men in Black films.
The main messages from this movie are that looks can be deceiving, that good will triumph over evil and that if you persist at something long enough eventually your efforts will pay off.
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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