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Not suitable under 12; parental guidance to 14 (violence, themes, distressing scene, language)
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|Children under 12||Not suitable due to themes, violence, distressing scene and language.|
|Children aged 12–14||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, violence, distressing scene and language.|
|Children over the age of 14||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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Spider-Man: No Way Home|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Picking up where the previous Spider-Man film, Far From Home, left off, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) faces the reactions of society to a leaked tape indicating that he, Spider-Man, is responsible for the murder of Mysterio. This instantly throws his life into chaos as well as the lives of his girlfriend, MJ (Zendaya), and best friend, Ned (Jacob Batalon). When all three are refused entry to MIT, Peter takes matters into his own hands and goes to see Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), in the hopes that he can go back in time and fix things so that no one need know he is Spider-Man. Unable to do as Peter had hoped, they compromise with a spell that will erase the world’s collective memory, causing everyone to forget who Spider-Man is. When Peter requests some changes mid-spell, something goes wrong with the universe. Suddenly supervillains from alternative dimensions, including: Electro (Jamie Foxx); The Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe); Doc Ock (Alfred Molina); The Lizard (Rhys Ifans); and Sandman (Thomas Hayden Church), descend upon Peter’s world, bringing more chaos and wreaking more havoc than Peter could ever have imagined. With the help of MJ and Ned, Spider-Man must capture the supervillains and send them home before they destroy everything that he cares about. The only problem is Peter’s Aunt May (Marissa Tomei), who believes that everyone deserves a second chance and who encourages Peter to help those who cannot help themselves. Believing her to be right, Peter does all he can to transform the destinies of those he once sought to destroy. Unfortunately not all of them want to be helped and some will stop at nothing to remain where they are, feeding on power and fear and destruction. When Peter is broken by the death of a loved one, it is his friends and some unexpected visitors that give him the courage to continue; the ability to choose the hardest path; and the power to make peace with something he should have done in the first place.
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 parental figure; The loss of loved ones; Guilt by association; Playing God with the lives of others; The pursuit of power at all costs; Good versus evil.
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:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
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:
Spider-Man: No Way Home is an action adventure and is the third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland to be released by Marvel Studios. The film is suspenseful, surprising and occasionally emotional. Due to the nature of the film it is not for younger children but one that will be best enjoyed by older teen and adult audiences along with Spider-Man fans.
The main messages from this movie are that ‘with great power comes great responsibility’; that everyone deserves a second chance; and that good deeds send ripples out into the universe, helping and inspiring others along the way.
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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