Not recommended under 10, PG to 13 (Violence).
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|Children under 10||Not recommended due to the number and nature of violent scenes.|
|Children aged 10-13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence.|
|Children over the age of 13||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:||National Treasure - Book of Secrets|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild action violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Famed treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicholas Cage) sets off on a quest to prove his great-grandfather’s innocence. As a result the appearance of a missing page from John Wilkes Booth’s diary, Ben’s relative is implicated in the assassination of President Lincoln. What begins as a righteous crusade quickly becomes a hunt for the greatest treasure of all time.
Ben teams up with his side-kick Riley (Justin Bartha), his former girlfriend Abigail (Diane Kruger), and his estranged parents Patrick Gates (Jon Voight) and Emily Appleton (Helen Mirren). Their search for clues takes them across continents, and into many adventures while trying to stay at least one step ahead of rival treasure seeker Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris). Mitch and his gang of thugs will stop at nothing to find the treasure and leave their mark on history.
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.
Putting oneself above the law.
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.
Children in this age group may be disturbed 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by 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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
None of concern.
None of concern.
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:
National Treasure - Book of Secrets is an action adventure which, in many ways, is very similar to its predecessor. It has a predictable plot, but is peppered with clues that keep the viewer guessing. Despite an outlandish ending, older children and adults are likely to enjoy the film.
The main messages from this movie are to trust in what you believe to be right and to have faith in the impossible.
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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