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Not recommended under 12, parental guidance 12 to 14 due to violence and scary scenes
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 12 to 14||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 14 and over||OK for this 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:||Pacific Rim: Uprising|
|Consumer advice lines:||Science fiction violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
As this sequel to Pacific Rim begins we hear how ten years have passed since the Earth was invaded by gigantic monsters from another universe known as Kaiju, who were beaten back by gigantic war-machines called Jaegers. We then learn that Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of legendary Jaeger pilot Stacker Pentecost, is now a scavenger who raids abandoned Jaegers for parts to sell on the black-market.
On one of Jake’s raids he is outsmarted by a fifteen year old hacker named Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny) but both Jake and Amara are then arrested by Pan Earth forces and taken to a Pan Pacific Defence Force facility. At the facility Jake is reunited with his estranged sister Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), who offers both Jake and Amara an ultimatum - join the Rangers and pilot Jaegers or rot in prison.
Jake and Amara accept Mako’s offer, with Amara joining a group of young cadets while Jake is teamed up with his old Jaeger partner Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood). Almost immediately, the Pan Pacific base is attacked and destroyed by a rogue Jaeger.
Attempting to track down the rogue Jaeger, Jake uncovers a serious Kaiju invasion insidiously orchestrated by one of Earth’s own. It is now up to Jake and his team of Jaeger cadets to defend the Earth.
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.
Science fiction; destruction of the earth; alien monsters and robots
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 extended sequences of intense science fiction violence including guns and science-fiction weapons, battles between giant robots and monsters, the mass destruction of property, and 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.
Children in this age group may also be scared 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.
Younger children in this age group may be scared by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
Nothing of concern in the film, but possible tie-in merchandise
The film contains a scattering of sexual innuendo throughout. Examples include:
The film contains infrequent low-level sexual activity. Examples include:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Pacific Rim: Uprising is the science-fiction action sequel to Pacific Rim and is likely to appeal to teens and adults who were fans of the previous film. There are some violent and scary scenes featuring giant robots and alien monsters so it is not recommended for under 12s with parental guidance recommended for the 12 to 14 age group.
The main message from this movie is that family members should be prepared to forgive each other for past issues and move on. The value of teamwork is also promoted.
Parent may wish to discuss the strong and positive female role models in the film.
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