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Not recommended under 12, parental guidance recommended 12-15, due to violence, scary scenes and characters, and coarse language.
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to violence, scary scenes and characters, and coarse language|
|Children aged 12 to 15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes and characters, and coarse language|
|Viewers aged 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Power Rangers|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes and science fiction violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film Power Rangers begins sixty five million years in the past where after the deaths of his fellow Power Rangers, Red Ranger Zordan (Bryan Cranston) sacrifices himself in order to defeat the evil Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks). Before Zordan dies he releases five power-infused coins, giving these coins instructions to find those who are worthy.
In the present, five high school students are drawn together at an abandoned gold mine by a chance occurrence. They are Jason Scott (Dacre Montgomery), Billy (R J Cyler), Kimberly (Naomi Scott), Zack (Ludi Lin) and Trini (Becky G). At the gold mine the five teenagers find Zordan’s coins and take one each. The authorities arrive and try to apprehend the teenagers for trespassing and a car chase follows, ending with the teenager’s car colliding with a train. However, instead of being killed instantly they all wake up safe and sound the next day in their own beds, unable to explain how they got there. Further, they soon learn that they have super-human strength and are seemingly invincible.
Realising that the five of them are somehow connected, and wanting answers, the five return to where they found the coins and enter an alien spacecraft hidden in an underwater cave. They now find that they are to train to become the new Power Rangers in order to save the world from Rita Repulsa who has risen from the dead
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.
Aliens; superpowers; world destruction
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 action violence with many deaths, mass destruction, and school bullying. 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 will 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 will also be scared 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be scared by some of 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 also be scared by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
The film contains one scene, played for comedy with sexual innuendo. This involves a boy claiming to have milked a cow which is actually a bull.
The film contains some partial nudity. Examples include:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There are some coarse language, insults and toilet humour in this movie, including:
Power Rangers is a science fiction action film based upon the popular children’s TV series of the same name. It is not, however, a film for young children who may be attracted by the title and the fact that they have Power Ranger toys. There are some very scary scenes and characters, and some intense violence, so the film is not recommended for children under 12, with parental guidance strongly recommended for 12 to 15 year olds.
The main messages from this movie are:
Parents may also wish to discuss the cyberbullying depicted and whether the consequences are appropriate, as well as what the film has to say about autism as shown through the character Billy.
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