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Not suitable under 14; parental guidance to 15 (violence, scary scenes, themes, language)
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|Children under 14||Not suitable due to violence, themes, scary scenes and language.|
|Children aged 14–15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes, scary scenes and language.|
|Children over the age of 15||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.
|Name of movie:||Morbius|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, action violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Young Michael Morbius (Charlie Shotwell) spent much of his childhood locked away in a hospital undergoing blood transfusions three times a day just to keep him alive. When young Milo (Joseph Esson), who suffers from the same incurable condition, arrives the two quickly become friends. Their bond is only deepened when Michael, thinking fast, uses a pen to repair a malfunctioning machine that is keeping Milo alive. Recognising his genius, Dr Nicholas (Jared Harris) arranges for Michael to receive a scholarship to study medicine at a prestigious school. Michael promises Milo that they will always be friends and that he will stop at nothing until he has found a cure that will save them both. 25 years later, at an elusive cave in the mountains of Costa Rica, Dr Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) locates a breed of bats that he believes holds the key to their survival. After numerous trials, and aided by his lovely colleague Dr Martine Bancroft (Adria Arjona), it looks like he has finally succeeded, except something goes terribly wrong. Michael mutates into a violent, bloodthirsty monster who is unable to control his emotions or urges. Physically he is healed as long as he continues to consume blood but he is horrified by what he has done and disgusted by what he has become. Michael refuses to inject Milo (Matt Smith) with the same serum, telling him that it is a curse, not a cure but Milo doesn’t listen and injects himself anyway. Michael learns to control his urges and harness his new powers while Milo kills indiscriminately, wreaking terror and havoc on strangers and loved ones alike. With time running out, Michael develops a serum that will end the terror once and for all but will he be able to inject it before it is too late?
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.
Chronic disease and sickness; Bullying; Animal testing; Violence as a means to solve conflict.
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.
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:
Morbius is an action film based on a character from the Marvel comics. There are numerous special effects and lots of violence but little or no consequences arising from the carnage. As a result this film is best suited to older teen and adult audiences.
The main message from this movie is that in the eternal battle of good versus evil, there will be inevitable casualties but that ultimately, 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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