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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 12 (themes, sexual references and lack of interest for younger viewers)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to themes, sexual references and lack of interest for younger viewers.|
|Children aged 10–12||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, sexual references and lack of interest for younger viewers.|
|Children over the age of 12||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:||Superintelligence|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy) is an unemployed, average woman who has separated from her partner, George (Bobby Cannavale). Carol's life is drastically changed one day, when an all-powerful, all-knowing, super intelligence (voice of James Cordon) enters her life. The AI suddenly fills Carol's life with wealth in the form of a penthouse apartment, a Tesla car, a great job and money in the bank. The AI is determined to reunite Carol with George, however, its main task is to determine whether humanity is worth saving. The AI tells Carol that she has three days to prove to him whether humanity should be saved, enslaved or destroyed. This sets Carol on a frantic path to try to get back together with George. She soon discovers that she is also being watched by the American Secret Services and has to make decisions which will affect the outcome of life on Earth.
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.
Artificial Intelligence; Spies.
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.
Nothing further of concern.
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:
Superintelligence is a romantic comedy/spy movie which is quite funny and entertaining. There are the usual slapstick scenes done for a laugh and the plot isn't too serious and therefore not threatening. (However, it is a warning about the impact of AI on society.) The romance between George and Carol is sweet and endearing but the movie is more geared toward tweens, teens and adults. It is therefore not suitable for under 10's and parental guidance is recommended to 12.
The main messages from this movie are that sometimes you must make difficult choices in life and that love will help to make the right decisions.
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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