Not recommended under 13, parental guidance strongly recommended 13-15 due to violence and disturbing scenes and themes.
This topic contains:
|Children under 13||Not recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes and themes|
|Children aged 13 to 15||Parental guidance strongly recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes and themes|
|Children 15 and over||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:||Noah|
|Consumer advice lines:||Violence and mature themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film begins with a voice-over in which we learn that Noah, a descendant of Seth, and his family are all that remain of the goodness of mankind, while the descendants of Cain spread wickedness across the Earth
The film’s main story begins when Noah as a young boy is about to receive his birthright from his father Lamech (Martan Csokas). During the ceremony the young self-proclaimed king Tubal-Cain arrives, announcing that he will take all that Lamech possesses. Tubal-Cain then kills Lamech, but Noah escapes into the wilderness.
Years later Noah (Russell Crowe) is living a life of seclusion with his wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly), his three sons Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan Lerman), Japheth (Leo McHugh Carroll) and a young girl called Ila (Emma Watson), who Noah and his family saved from death and adopted.
After experiencing nightmares involving the destruction of mankind by drowning, Noah seeks out his reclusive grandfather Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins) in a hope of gaining some answers. While visiting Methuselah, Noah has a vision in which he realises the Creator’s plan; Noah is to build a gigantic ark that will save the innocent of the world, including animals, from a catastrophic flood that the Creator is sending to destroy the wickedness of mankind.
Despite many difficulties, the ark is finally completed as the rains begin. An army led by Tubal-Cain (Ray Winstone) arrives and attempts to storm the ark, but with the help of fallen angels, called the Watchers, Noah and his family together with two of every type of animal, escape.
Aboard the ark in the following months, Noah and his family endure a number of trials and tribulations which test their faith, but eventually the rains subside and the ark comes to rest on the side of a mountain.
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.
God as Creator; Bible stories; religious faith; good versus evil
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 battle violence involving the use of clubs, stakes, spears and rocks, which is at times brutal and disturbing, and graphic images of violence against animals. There is some blood and gore. 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 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes
The film contains occasional sexual references. Examples include:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
None of concern
Noah is an emotionally and visually intense portrayal of the Bible tale of Noah’s Ark targeted at an older adolescent and adult audience. Parents are cautioned that the film contains scenes and images that will disturb children under thirteen and possibly some slightly older. These include bloody battles, scenes of violent mobs and cruelty to animals.
The main messages from the film include:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may wish to discuss the emotional conflict Noah suffers as a result of conflict between his faith and his own moral reasoning. Is there circumstance when following a person’s faith should override a country’s laws? Should one person’s faith and beliefs take precedence over another person’s faith and beliefs?
Tip: Leave out the first A, An or The
Selecting an age will provide a list of movies with content suitable for this age group. Children may also enjoy movies selected via a lower age.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age