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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 13 (Violence and Scary scenes)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 10–13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 13||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:||Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker|
|Consumer advice lines:||Science Fiction Violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In this final episode of Star Wars, the evil emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), who was previously thought to be dead, has been amassing a vast army of Siths to once again take over the galaxy and complete his task. Palpatine has been building the First Order with the help of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and together with his new super weapon and Sith fleet, it seems it will be an easy task. Rey (Daisy Ridley), one of the last Jedis, however, is determined to prevent this evil force from taking over the galaxy. Rey must call on her Resistance friends Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) to help fight against this latest attack. The Resistance, now led by General Leia Organa (archive footage of Carrie Fisher), has dwindled in numbers and is no match against the vast army of Siths and the Galactic Empire.
Kylo Ren, who believes he will take over from Palpatine, is conflicted by his feelings for Rey and also the forces of good and evil. He needs to locate the Wayfinder device to help him take control, but Rey and the Resistance forces are ready to do battle. They travel to Exogal, a dark and icy planet surrounded by huge waves, and where Palpatine has been hiding, to finally confront Ren. At this point, Ren decides to rejoin the good side and goes on to help Rey in the final battle against Palpatine and his Sith Fleet.
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.
Science Fiction; Fantasy/Supernatural; Separation from a parent; 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.
There is a lot of 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:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some mild, infrequent coarse language in this movie, including:
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is an action packed, fast moving sci-fi thriller. There are many fights, crashes, explosions, and spaceship wars, using spectacular special effects. All of the known characters appear, including several cameos from past players as well as archive footage of Carrie Fisher. The supernatural use of powers by both good and evil forces can be quite scary and parental guidance is therefore recommended for children aged 10 to 13.
The main messages from this movie are that redemption is always possible and that hope is a driving force for good.
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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