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Not suitable under 15; parental guidance to 16 (violence, themes, scary scenes, language)
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|Children under 15||Not suitable due to violence, themes and language.|
|Children aged 15–16||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and language.|
|Children over the age of 16||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:||Princess, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Not available|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Princess (Joey King) awakens on an unfamiliar bed only to learn that she has been drugged and imprisoned in the highest tower, handcuffed with iron shackles and guarded by brutal men for refusing to marry Julius (Dominic Cooper), an evil and conniving Lord who will do anything to become King. When his marriage plans falter due to the Princess’ change of heart, he marches his men into her kingdom and imprisons the King (Ed Stoppard), the Queen (Alex Reid) and young Princess Violet (Katelyn Rose Downey); taking their people hostage or turning them out of the castle altogether. Julius doesn’t count on the Princess’ skill as a warrior and soon he is seeking the vigilante he believes responsible for the death of numerous men, unaware the assassin is his would-be-bride. While making her way out of the tower, the Princess learns of Julius’ plot to wed her and kill her father. She redoubles her efforts to earn her father’s respect as a warrior and to set her family free. With the help of her tutor and trainer, Linh (Veronica Ngo), the Princess reaches her family only to be taken hostage with them. With her sister’s future at stake and all of their lives on the line, the Princess makes a final stand to win their freedom and to save her kingdom from falling into the hands of a brutal leader. With patience and timing, even when all seems lost, she manages to not only save their lives but also to change her destiny.
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.
Tradition and duty; Arranged marriage; Greed for power and position at any cost; Fighting for your life and for that of your family; The role of women in medieval times; Breaking rules to change your destiny.
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 frequent, graphic 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:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Princess is an action-packed adventure, full of gory violence. Though it is set in a castle in medieval times, this is not a fairy tale or a family film but rather one that is suited to mature audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that real power comes not from your blade but from your heart; and women are far more than just beautiful wives or pieces of property – They can be leaders, they can be warriors and they can be wise. They can change the destiny of a kingdom or the course of history and should be considered the equal of men.
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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