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Not suitable under 9; parental guidance to 11 (violence, themes, scary scenes)
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|Children under 9||Not suitable due to violence, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 9–11||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 12 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Peter Pan & Wendy|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild violence and sense of peril (OC)|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Wendy Darling (Ever Anderson) does not want to go away to boarding school, she does not want to be trained to become a lady and she certainly does not want to grow up. When Peter Pan (Alexander Molony) hears these words, he and Tinker Bell (Yara Shahidi) come to collect Wendy and bring her to the fabled world of Neverland, a place Wendy believed only existed in stories. Their plans to take the sleeping Wendy go somewhat awry when Wendy’s younger brothers, Michael (Jacobi Jupe) and John (Joshua Pickering), capture Tinker Bell and Wendy awakens. With the promise that she will never have to grow up and that things will never change, Wendy and her brothers (with the help of a little pixie dust) learn to fly and are soon on their way to an unbelievable adventure. They have not yet set foot in Neverland when they are blasted out of the sky by Captain Hook (Jude Law). Peter is missing, Michael and John are taken captive and Wendy washes up on a shore, all alone. She soon encounters Peter’s friend, Tiger Lily (Alyssa Wapanatahk), and the ‘lost boys’, who agree to help her find Michael and John. They arrive at the scene of the brothers’ execution and Peter is already there, ready to thwart Captain Hook once again. Captain Hook, however, is relentless. He pursues the children to their secret hideout, captures them all and, in his endless rage, mortally wounds Peter. Held captive with the rest of them, it is Wendy’s lullaby that stirs something deep inside Hook’s memory and helps her see the sad little boy hidden within the ruthless Captain. With her newfound knowledge and a little help from Tinker Bell, Wendy sets the others free, inspires Peter to learn from the past and discovers that growing up may just be the greatest adventure of all.
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.
Fear of change; Children separated from parents; The desire to never grow up; Regret; Loss of friendship.
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:
Peter Pan & Wendy is a fantasy adventure featuring a diverse cast which includes a powerful Native American woman, a racially diverse Tinker Bell and a lost boy who appears to have Down syndrome. Additionally, some of the ‘lost boys’ are actually girls with dialogue indicating that gender should not matter. The film is darker than most other versions of Peter Pan and it takes an empathetic look at the reasons behind Captain Hook’s anger to paint a more in-depth and humane picture of a man who is traditionally portrayed as a monster. This is not a family film but one that will be better suited to tween and older audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that the greatest adventure in life is growing up; that mothers are irreplaceable; and that thinking happy thoughts can help you even in the darkest and most difficult of times.
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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