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Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Violence, scary scenes and supernatural themes)
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|Children under 8
|Not recommended due to violence, scary scenes and supernatural themes
|Parental guidance to 13 recommended due to violence and supernatural themes
|Children over the age of 13
|OK without parental guidance
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.
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|Mild violence, Fantasy themes, May frighten young children
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Young adventurer, Tristan (Charlie Cox), pursues a falling star to bring back to his beloved, Victoria (Sienna Miller), by stepping through the wall that protects his named village, named Wall from the supernatural universe, Stormhold on the other side. The star is not what he expects. He finds it in human form, now a beautiful woman named Yvaine (Claire Danes). She has been struck down from the heavens by a ruby necklace belonging to Stormhold’s dying King (Peter O’Toole).
The king’s surviving sons, Primus (Jason Flemyng) and Septimus (Mark Strong), pursue Yvaine for the ruby, whilst the witches Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer) and her sisters also want Yvaine for her heart and its eternal properties. During the journey back to Wall and Victoria, Tristan and Yvaine encounter friends and enemies, as well as the meaning of love. The final dual with the evil Lamia ends in a destiny beyond Tristan’s imagination.
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.
The supernatural, Captivity and slavery
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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie
None of concern
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 mild coarse language in this movie, including:
Stardust is a fantasy adventure movie based upon the illustrated novel by Neil Gaiman.
The main messages from this movie are about the importance of ambition, love, bravery, loyalty and dedication to a cause.
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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