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Not suitable under 11; parental guidance to 13 (violence, themes, scary scene, language)
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|Children under 11||Not suitable due to violence, language, scary scene and themes.|
|Children aged 11–13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, language, scary scene and themes.|
|Children aged 14 and over||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:||Sword Art Online the Movie - Progressive - Scherzo of Deep Night|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes, animated violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Following on from the previous film, Sword Art Online: Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night, the main characters, including Kirito (voice of Yoshitsugo Matsuoka) and Asuna (voice of Haruka Tomatsu), have made it to the fifth floor of an on-line game where the players are trapped inside and are not only fighting for their lives in the game but also for their real lives beyond it. There are two main guilds battling each other for leadership status; rogue individuals trying to kill off players; and virtual monsters and ghosts to fight in the dungeons and catacombs. Consequently, Kirito and Asuna work together to organise a small group to outmanoeuvre the warring guilds, destroy the floor boss and level the playing field, giving each trapped individual an equal chance at survival. The only problem is that the game is adapting and intent on destroying them all. Will Kirito and Asuna succeed or will they perish in the process?
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.
On-line gaming; War; Manipulating others; Monsters; Violence as a means to solve conflict; The pursuit of power at all costs; The dangers of AI and human ego.
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.
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:
Sword Art Online the Movie - Progressive - Scherzo of Deep Night is a Japanese anime based on the light novel series by Reki Kawahara. Featuring an action-packed, fast paced, plot and English subtitles, the film is best suited to older teen audiences and fans of the anime series.
The main messages from this movie are to be true to yourself; to find your own path in life; and, where a single sword would fail, remember that the impossible can be accomplished by working together.
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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