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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (violence, scary scenes, themes, language)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to violence, scary scenes, language and themes.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes, language and themes.|
|Children over the age of 15||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:||Thor: Love and Thunder|
|Consumer advice lines:||Fantasy themes and action violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has never moved on after his breakup with renowned scientist and author, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). While he fights alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy, defending persecuted planets and cultures, he struggles to find a deeper meaning to his life. When the Guardians receive thousands of calls for help, Thor and Korg (Taika Waititi) split from the rest to go and help an old friend. Amidst the devastation, they learn that Gorr, (Christian Bale), a devoted father turned god killer, is on a mission to exterminate all the gods. Meanwhile, Jane is fighting a losing battle with stage 4 cancer. In her search for answers and for something to help her heal, she responds to a summons from Thor’s hammer and is transformed into The Mighty Thor. She suddenly finds herself fit and strong and able to join Thor in his battle against Gorr, who has come to Asgardia to finish Thor off and take his axe, Stormbreaker (a weapon forged by Thor), which will help him open a door to Eternity where any wish he makes will be granted. When Gorr sees that he is losing the battle in Asgardia, he abducts all the children from the village to try to lure Thor to the Shadowlands. Thor, with assistance from King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and The Mighty Thor, sets out for Omnipotent City to seek the gods help to save the kids and defeat Gorr. They soon learn through Zeus’s (Russell Crowe) example, that the gods are only interested in helping themselves and that they must set off alone if they are to save the children. With King Valkyrie gravely injured and Jane’s cancer rapidly progressing, Thor finds an army in the children he was trying to save and with their help he manages to defeat the dark monsters but not before Gorr opens the door to Eternity. It is in this eternal realm that the unexpected takes place and though death visits twice, ultimately life prevails.
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.
Revenge; Murder; Kidnapping; Death of a child; Cancer; The renouncement of religion and Gods.
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 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:
Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth Thor movie from Marvel Studios. The film features fabulous special effects and interesting characters. While the film definitely has a humorous side, there are some pretty intense scenes that will be too dark and scary for younger children. The film is best suited to older teens and mature or adult audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that we should live life to the fullest as none of us know how long we have or what tomorrow holds; that we should keep our hearts open and seek love because that is all any of us really wants; and that there is no greater power than helping those in need.
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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