Not recommended under 8, parental guidance recommended under 10 (animated violence, science fiction themes).
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|Name of movie:||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild science fiction themes, animated violence, and coarse language.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In a parallel universe where Spider-Man (Voice of Chris Pine) is killed by the villain Kingpin (Voice of Liev Schreiber), and Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales (Voice of Shameik Moore), is bitten by a radioactive spider that gives him Spider-Man-like abilities. As Kingpin attempts to open a portal to parallel realities, a host of ‘Spider-People’ begin to appear in Brooklyn. With the help of a burnt-out Peter Parker (Voice of Jake Johnson), Spider-Gwen (Voice of Hailee Steinfeld), Peni Parker (Voice of Kimiko Glenn), Spider-Man Noir (Voice of Nicolas Cage), and Spider-Ham (Voice of John Mulaney), Miles must stop the portal from destroying Brooklyn, return his new friends to their proper realities, master his new powers, and be back in bed before his parents notice.
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; responsibility; crime; friendship; family; death; loss; loneliness; bullying.
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.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a gorgeous, animated comic book-style origin story of Miles Morales’ Spider-Man. The film provides a surprisingly fresh take on a seemingly over-done superhero. With excellent and innovative visuals, and a heart-warming and funny script, this film will entertain audiences of all ages, even those who may not normally enjoy superhero films. While appropriate and enjoyable for those aged 8 to adult, parental guidance should be provided to children under 10, due to some frightening and intense scenes. Parental guidance should also be considered for children under 13, as some characters, themes, and visuals may distress those in this age group.
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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