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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (violence, language, themes, scary scenes)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to violence, language, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, language, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 15||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.
|Name of movie:||Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings|
|Consumer advice lines:||Fantasy themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Once, many thousands of years ago, there lived a warrior named Wenwu (Tony Leung) who came upon 10 magical rings. These rings gave Wenwu the strength of a god but all he wanted was power. For one thousand years, no one stood a chance against him and no one ever defeated him until, in more recent times, he meets a young maiden in the forest who is able to bend nature to her will, who gently overpowers him and with whom he soon finds himself falling in love. Wenwu removes the rings that have ruled his life for so long and instead devotes himself to his wife and two young children. When his past catches up with him, and his wife is brutally murdered in retaliation for some long forgotten act he once committed, Wenwu again turns to the rings and begins to build a criminal army bent on revenge. Wenwu trains his young son, Shang-Chi (Jayden Zhang), to be an assassin, while his young daughter he completely ignores. At 14, Shang-Chi (Arnold Sun) is ordered to kill one of the men who killed his mother. He promises his sister he will return in three days but he never does. Instead, he flees to San Francisco in an attempt to lead a normal life. Here he becomes Shaun (Simu Liu), a karaoke-loving valet who, when he isn’t parking cars, is hanging out with his best friend, Katy (Awkwafina). When Wenwu’s men attack Shaun on a bus and take his pendant (the only token he has left of his mother), Shaun and Katy set out for China to find his long lost sister, Xialing (Meng’er Zhang). The family reunion is cut short by another attack from Wenwu’s men, and the siblings and Katy escape, setting off in search of their mother’s legendary village in an effort to stop their father from releasing a demon that could destroy them 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.
Death of a parent; Family breakdown; Children used as soldiers or trained assassins; Good versus evil; The quest for power; Gender inequality; Revenge.
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 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
Nothing further of concern.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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:
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a fantasy adventure with lots of action sequences and special effects that are customary of Marvel Studios. It is the origin story of superhero Shang-Chi however, due to the themes, language and violent content this is not a family film but rather one that will be best enjoyed by older teen and mature audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that elements of good and evil exist within us all and that it is not our past or our parents that define who we are but rather the choices we make in the present.
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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