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Not recommended under 13, parental guidance recommended 13 to 15 due to violence, and disturbing scenes and themes
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes and themes|
|Children 13 to 15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes and themes|
|Viewers 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:||Robin Hood (2018)|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When wealthy aristocrat, Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) is sent to join the crusades, he is forced to trade his riches and comfort, and his love, Marion (Eve Hewson), for death and violence in far-off lands. During a mission Robin defies his commander by setting free an enslaved Moor whose son had been beheaded in front of him. As punishment, his commander wounds Robin with an arrow, before sending him home to England.
Arriving home, Robin finds that his town is now in ruins under the tyrannical leadership of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn) and that his home has been seized by the Sheriff to pay for war tax. Marion has moved on to a new love, Will (Jamie Dornan). Before Robin can fall into despair, however, John (Jamie Foxx), the man he freed, reveals that he has followed Robin back to England to help him restore order in Nottingham. The two men train together before setting out on a series of daring adventures, in which they steal from the Sheriff and deliver the spoils to the villagers.
As the Sheriff tries to capture the hooded vigilantes, Robin and Marion uncover a secret plot by religious leaders to ensure that they remain rich and the crusades continue. Robin and his companions must foil the plot before the villagers and Nottingham are completely wiped out.
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.
Justice; responsibility; death; crime; love
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 continual 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.
There are a number of scenes in which horses are injured or killed – e.g., a horse falls off a bridge and hits the side of it as it falls, a horse is hit with an arrow, etc.
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 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
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Robin Hood is a violent remake of the classic story, which appears to be designed to present an amped-up, action-filled version of the well-known tale with modern references. While some may enjoy the action sequences, the dialogue and plot seem clumsy, and the costuming and set-design are historically inaccurate so that the film lacks coherence. Due to the continual violence, and disturbing scenes and themes, the film is not recommended for children under 13 and parental guidance is recommended for those under 15.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may wish to discuss:
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