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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (Mild fantasy themes and violence).
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to scary fantasy themes, violence, and length of film.|
|Children 8 - 10||Parental guidance recommended due to fantasy violence.|
|Children over the age of 10||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:||Kid Who Would Be King, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes and violence, some scenes may scare young children.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When 12-year-old Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) unsuspectingly finds King Arthur’s sword in a construction site, his life is quickly turned upside down. Suddenly he must fend off undead ‘zombie’ beings that break into his bedroom; unite both friends and enemies alike; work out how to defeat the growing evil underground…all without his mum finding out. With the help of his round table of knights, Bedders (Dean Chaumoo), Lance (Tom Taylor), and Kaye (Rhianna Dorris), and the changeable and extremely oddball Merlin (Angus Imrie and Patrick Stewart), Alex must form an army and defeat Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson) before she brings about the end of the world.
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.
Absent father; alcohol dependence; bullying; children at risk; magic.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
The Kid Who Would Be King is a well-made, modern retelling of the Arthurian legend from director Joe Cornish. While the central performances are strong and the visual effects are exciting, the story tends to drag in the middle half hour. This film is likely to entertain children under 15, but parental guidance is recommended for children under 10. Children under 8 may find some scenes distressing due to the fantasy themes, scary imagery and violence.
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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