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Not suitable under 14; parental guidance to 16 (violence, themes, language and scary scenes)
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|Children under 14||Not suitable due to violence, themes, scary scenes and language.|
|Children aged 14–16||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes, scary scenes 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.
|Name of movie:||Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, action violence and occasional coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
A young boy watches his father die and swears vengeance on the man who killed him. As an adult, this boy calls himself Snake Eyes (Henry Golding) after the roll of the dice that ended his father’s life. Working as a street fighter for a living, he takes quite a beating but always triumphs over his opponent. Snake Eyes is soon sought out by a man called Kenta (Takehiro Hira) who offers to track down and deliver his father’s killer. Kenta appears to be recruiting an army of assassins to help him defeat an archrival but Snake Eyes refuses to be a common killer and saves the rival, Tommy’s, life instead. Wishing to pay back the debt, Tommy (Andrew Koji) takes Snake Eyes to his home in Japan where he is next in line to lead a famous clan of Ninja warriors sworn to protect a precious gem with infinite power. Tommy would like Snake Eyes to join them and become a protective warrior as well but in order to do so Snake Eyes must pass three dangerous tests, all designed to reveal if he possesses a pure heart in addition to the skills of a Ninja. Snake Eyes feels the pull towards a home and a family that he never had but perhaps even greater than his wish to belong is his desire for revenge. When Kenta teams up with the evil Baroness (Ursula Corbero) to steal the gem and destroy Tommy and his clan, Tommy enlists help from his old friends the Joes, who give Snake Eyes a new perspective and help him see that there is a greater enemy than the man who ended his father’s life.
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.
Revenge; Murder of a parent; Good versus evil; Violence as a means to solve conflict; Traditional values versus New Age thinking.
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 some 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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is an action adventure film with a fast paced, albeit predictable, plot. A prequel to the previous G.I. Joe films, based on two of the comic series' main characters and filled with violence, this is not a family movie but rather one that will be best enjoyed by fans of the franchise and mature audiences. Not suitable under 14 and parental guidance to 16.
The main messages from this movie are that power comes from discipline and that we all make mistakes – it is what we do afterwards that really matters.
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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