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Not suitable under 14; parental guidance to 16 (violence, language, creepy scenes and themes)
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|Children under 14||Not suitable due to violence, language, creepy scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 14–16||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, language, creepy scenes and themes.|
|Children over the age of 16||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:||The Craft: Legacy|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Lily (Cailee Spaeny) moves to a small town with her mum Helen (Michelle Monaghan) who is recently engaged to a charismatic man, named Adam (David Duchovny), with three sons. After a terrible first day at her new high school, Lily is befriended by three outcasts – Lourdes (Zoey Luna), Frankie (Gideon Adlon) and Tabby (Lovie Simone) – who soon discover that Lily has powers and that she is the ‘fourth’ for whom they have been waiting in order to form a coven. While Lily is tormented by bullies at school and struggles to fit in to her new ‘family’ she and her new friends begin to explore the depth of their combined power. They cast a spell on Timmy (Nicholas Galitzine), a notorious bully, to make him get in touch with his feminine side and in the process find that he has turned from a tormenter into a friend. The night after Lily casts a love spell on Timmy he is found dead and when the others learn what she has done Lily is blamed for his death. Consequently, the girls swear off using magic and bind Lily from doing the same. However, Lily then discovers that her would-be-stepfather is actually a demon in disguise, intent on stealing her power for himself. A message from beyond the grave brings new perspective to the coven and helps them unite against an evil force, stronger than each of them individually, but no match for the combined force of their power, friendship and female spirit.
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.
Witchcraft; Bullying; Male domination; Supernatural phenomena; Adoption; Curses; Menstruation; Single parent families.
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.
It is possible that some children over the age of thirteen may also be disturbed by some of the above mentioned scenes.
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:
The Craft: Legacy is a supernatural drama that follows a similar, though far less violent, storyline as its 1996 predecessor. It showcases a very diverse cast and highlights messages such as the importance of friendship and the power of the female spirit. That being said, it is not a film for younger viewers and will be most enjoyed by an older teen and female audience.
The main message from this movie is that your differences are what make you powerful.
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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