Not recommended under 12, parental guidance recommended to 15, due to violence and scary scenes.
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|Children aged under 12||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children 12 to 15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|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.
|Name of movie:||Solo: A Star Wars Story|
|Consumer advice lines:||Science fiction violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
A young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) lives life as a petty thief for a crime syndicate run by Lady Proxima (Linda Hunt) and her henchmen who provide shelter for the young people struggling to survive the hostile streets of Corellia. Han and Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), the girl he loves, have a plan to escape the wretched and dangerous planet they live on and build a life together where Han can realize his dream of becoming a pilot. Their escape does not go to plan and while Han makes it out Qi’ra does not. Han vows that he will return for her and enlists in the Empire to become a pilot. He soon finds himself in the middle of a war where he meets Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and his motley crew. With the help of Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), his new Wookie friend, he finds himself in the middle of a secret operation to derail a train and hijack its precious cargo. When the hijacking fails Beckett must face a dangerous opponent. Han goes with him and finally finds Qi’ra again. In order to save their lives they hatch a daring plan to replace what they lost and enlist the help of Lando Calrisian (Donald Glover) and his robotic co-pilot L3 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Lando owns the fastest ship in the galaxy but they soon discover that speed is not all they need. They must learn to trust the unknown, perhaps even more than they trust each other, even if it eventually leads to rebellion.
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.
Crime, enslavement, rebellion and war.
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.
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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 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.
Nothing of concern.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a science fiction prequel depicting the earlier years of Han Solo’s life. There is a very diverse cast featuring people of numerous nationalities. The characters themselves also come from a variety of backgrounds and there are lots of strong female characters showcased throughout the film. This movie will appeal to fans of the Star Wars Series and is best suited to older teen and adult audiences.
The main messages from this movie are to be strong, loyal and to follow your dreams. The message to ‘never trust anyone’ also occurs throughout the film as does the idea that there is strength in unity and that if the oppressed can work together they can rid themselves of the horror and enslavement the Empire has forced upon them.
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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