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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 14 (violence, horror themes, sad themes (death of parent), disturbing and scary scenes and characters, coarse language, and sexual references)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to violence, horror themes, sad themes (death of parent), disturbing and scary scenes and characters, coarse language, and sexual references.|
|Children aged 13–14||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, horror themes, sad themes (death of parent), disturbing and scary scenes and characters, coarse language, and sexual references.|
|Children over the age of 14||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:||New Mutants, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Horror themes, violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
After a mysterious and terrifying incident at her reservation, Native American teenager Danielle "Dani" Moonstar (Blu Hunt), regains consciousness, finding herself at a hospital run by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga). Dr. Reyes tells Dani that her village was hit by a tornado and she is the only survivor. Dr. Reyes also explains that Dani survived because she is not an ordinary human, but a mutant with incredible powers that she has yet to identify and learn to control. There are four other "new mutants" at the institution, each of whom have suffered trauma and caused some sort of mayhem when their mutant powers first unfolded: Rahne (Maisie Williams), who can transform into a wolf; Illyana (Anya Taylor-Joy), equipped with teleportation and sorcery powers; Roberto (Henry Saga) who can manipulate solar energy; and Samuel (Charlie Heaton), with the power and speed of a cannonball. Not long after Dani's arrival, the other new mutants start to experience horrifying visions, confronting each of them with their darkest secrets and worst nightmares. There is growing suspicion among the new mutants that Dr. Reyes is not telling them the truth, and they are held captive not for their own good and to be trained to become X-Men, but to fulfill some mysterious, dark purpose.
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.
X-Men series; Horror; Fantasy; Science Fiction; Action; Superheroes; Teenage angst.
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 a lot of violence in this movie – both depicted, and implied – 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.
Nothing further of concern.
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:
The New Mutants is a teenage, fantasy, horror, action movie and the 13th and supposedly final instalment of the X-Men film series. Aimed at a teenage audience, the story follows five young mutants who each deal with traumatic events from their past that continue to haunt them in the present. The film aims to capture the audience with a mix of horror, action, psycho-thriller, and romantic themes. The overall atmosphere of the film is dark, and frequent violence, horror themes, sad themes (death of parent), disturbing and scary scenes and characters, coarse language, and sexual references render it unsuitable for children under 13, and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 13 and 14 and sensitive viewers who might get distressed by any of the themes.
The main messages from this movie are that you cannot escape but must face your inner demons and fears; and that you stand stronger united.
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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