Australian Council on Children and the Media

Streetdance 2 3D

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Not recommended under 8 (Lacks interest) PG to 13 (Theme, sexual references)

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This topic contains:

  • overall comments and recommendations
  • details of classification and consumer advice lines for Streetdance 2 3D
  • a review of Streetdance 2 3D completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 23 April 2012.

Overall comments and recommendations

Children under 8 Not recommended due to lack of interest, themes and sexual references
Children aged 8-13 Parental guidance recommended due to themes and sexual references
Children over the age of 13 OK for this age group

About the movie

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: Streetdance 2 3D
Classification: PG
Consumer advice lines: Mild coarse language
Length 85 minutes

ACCM review

This review of the movie contains the following information:

A synopsis of the story

After suffering a humiliating defeat by the current reigning InvinciblesStreet Dance crew Ash (Falk Hentschel) decides to quit dancing. He is approached by Eddie (George Sampson) to form a new crew and have another go at a challenge. Ash takes some persuading but eventually agrees to gather a crew together from the best street dancers in Europe. He feels that he needs to do something completely different to win the challenge and when he sees Eva (Sofia Boutella) performing a very sexy salsa dance, realises this is the idea (and the girl) that he’s been looking for. His vision is a fusion of Latin and Street Dance but his crew needs some persuading.

Themesinfo

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.

Young women involved in provocative dancing

Use of violenceinfo

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:

  • frequent aggression on the dance floor
  • name calling and jeering
  • Ava’s Uncle Manu threatens to break Ash’s legs if he hurts Eva

Material that may scare or disturb children

Under fiveinfo

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 children under eight may be disturbed by scenes when Uncle Manu has a heart attack and is shown in hospital attached to life support.

Aged five to eightinfo

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 in this age group may also be disturbed by scenes of Uncle Manu’s heart attack and hospitalisation

Aged eight to thirteeninfo

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 in this age group may also be disturbed by scenes of Uncle Manu’s heart attack and hospitalisation

Over thirteeninfo

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 film

Product placement

The following products are displayed or used in this movie:

  • branded clothing
  • energy drinks

Sexual references

There are some sexual references in this movie, including:

  • Girls in skimpy clothing perform provocative dances
  • Eva dances in a boxing ring and ties ropes around herself in a suggestive manner

Nudity and sexual activity

There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:

  • Ash and Eva kiss passionately, start to undress each other and sex is implied though not much is shown.

Use of substances

There is some use of substances in this movie, including:

  • drinking in pubs
  • Uncle Manu smokes a cigar

Coarse language

There is some coarse language in this movie, including:

  • arse
  • balls

In a nutshell

Streetdance 2 3D is a dance movie with some great Latin and Street Dance moves that dance fans will enjoy. The appeal is fairly limited however, as while there is an inevitable touch of romance, the storyline is limited. Parents of younger children may be concerned about them watching scenes of young women involved in provocative, sexy dancing.

The main message from this movie is that it is necessary to overcome fears and failure to succeed in your desires.

Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:

  • perseverance
  • acknowledging and correcting your mistakes

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