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Due to the graphic nature of the supernatural scenes and the frequent use of violence this film is not recommended for children under the age of 15.
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|Children under 8-13||The film is not suitable for children under the age of 12|
|Children over the age of 13||Not recommended for children under the age of 15. Children over the age of 15 could watch this film with parental guidance.|
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 Mummy|
|Consumer advice lines:||Supernatural themes, violence, sustained threat|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) and his buddy Vale (Jake Johnson) are U.S. soldiers who moonlight as treasure hunters. They come under fire in Iraq and, with unintentional military assistance, find the prison of the evil Egyptian Princess Ahmanet (Sophia Boutella). The Princess has been erased from history and hidden beneath the sands of Mesopotamia in the hopes that she will never again be able to unleash her horror on humankind. With the help of English archaeologist Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) Nick and Vale attempt to take the sarcophagus (stone coffin) to England unleashing a series of terrifying events. Nick awakens in the morgue to find that he is Ahmanet's chosen one. She is determined to use his body as the temple into which the god of the dead can take human form. Nick and Jenny, with the assistance of Dr. Jekyll (Russell Crowe), try to find a way to break the curse and stop Ahmanet before she destroys the world, all the while battling her ever increasing army of the undead.
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.
There are supernatural themes involving death, resurrection and unnatural phenomenon which are triggered by evil, the thirst for power and immortality.
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 a lot of 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.
Apart from the above mentioned scenes there is nothing further in this film that would frighten children over the age of thirteen.
There is no product placement in this film.
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 Mummy is a supernatural thriller horror film aimed at adolescents and adults.
The main messages from this movie are that there is good in (almost) everyone, that love is stronger than hate and that, ultimately, good will conquer evil.
However, the sustained suspense and violence in this movie alongside supernatural themes involving death, resurrection and unnatural phenomenon makes it unsuitable for children under the age of 15, and if children over the age of 15 watch this movie parental guidance is recommended.
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 the importance of respect for ancient customs and cultures of the past.
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