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Not recommended under 8, PG to 10 (Viol.)
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|Children aged 8 and under||Due to the level of violence and scariness in this movie it is not recommended for children under seven.|
|Children over the age of 8-10||Children aged eight to ten may still need some parental guidance to view this movie.|
|Children over 10||Children over ten should be okay to see this movie with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas|
|Consumer advice lines:||Low level violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This new tale of Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas begins when Sinbad and his cutthroat pirate crew attack another ship for treasure. The treasure turns out to be the Book of Peace which Prince Porteus is returning to his home town of Syracuse. The Book is a valuable treasure that has protected Syracuse and its citizens for over one thousand years. It turns out that Porteus and Sinbad were childhood friends who went their separate ways and haven’t seen each other for ten years. However, that doesn’t prevent Sinbad from fighting Porteus for the Book. Meanwhile Eris, the goddess of chaos, also desires the Book as she wishes to turn the whole Earth into chaos. She creates a huge sea monster to attack the ship also. Porteus and Sinbad join forces to fight the monster which they manage to force back into the ocean but it takes Sinbad with it. Eris promises Sinbad the world if he will steal the Book which he agrees to do.
Sinbad arrives at Syracuse to find the Book returned to its rightful place and there he meets with Marina who is promised to Porteus. Marina is the reason that Sinbad left Syracuse ten years earlier as he realised then that he loved her. Eris decides not to wait for Sinbad but transforms herself into him and steals the Book herself. Sinbad is charged with the theft and sentenced to death, but his friend Porteus who believes that he didn’t steal the Book, offers himself in his place to give Sinbad a chance to verify his story. Sinbad has ten days to find the book and return it or Porteus will die. Sinbad is free to go and is determined to sail away to Fiji, however Marina has stowed away on the boat and manages to persuade Sinbad to go to Tartarus to retrieve the Book.
The adventure continues with many hazardous incidents and Eris continually tries to thwart their journey. They finally arrive at their destination and Eris presents Sinbad with a moral dilemma when she tests him with a question which he must answer truthfully. If he answers truthfully he will get the Book back; if not he has to return to Syracuse to his death. The question is “will he return to Syracuse without the Book?” This is a hard question for Sinbad and a decision only he can make.
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 quite a bit of glamorised violence in this movie as it is performed by Sinbad who is seen as a hero, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
There is much in this movie that would scare children in this age group. In addition to the violent scenes above the following would also scare young children:
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 may also be disturbed 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 over the age of eight would probably be able to discern that this is only a fantasy movie and would not be scared.
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.
None of concern
There are no sexual references.
Sinbad’s pants are torn revealing a bare buttock.
There is no drug or alcohol use however when Eris bewitches the men they appear drugged.
There is no coarse language.
The take home message is that good triumphs over evil and that however hard it is to make a decision, the right choice is always the best choice.
Values parents may wish to encourage include:
Values parents may wish to discourage include:
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