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Not recommended under 13; parental guidance recommended 13 to 15 due to violence and disturbing scenes and themes.
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to violence, and disturbing scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 13 to 15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, and disturbing scenes and themes.|
|Viewers 15 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:||Thor: Ragnarok|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his estranged brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) are brought together over the loss of their father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Before his death, Odin warns Thor and Loki that Ragnarok (an epic battle) is upon them. This is led by their sister Hela (Cate Blanchett), who was previously unknown to her brothers.
In an initial battle with Hela, both Thor and Loki are banished to a world called Sakaar. Thor is captured by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) who pits Thor’s fighting ability against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) for the citizens’ amusement. Post battle, Thor and Hulk become allies - and joined by Loki and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), return to their home of Asgard to take on Hela in an attempt to save the people from her oppressive rule.
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.
Gods and superheroes; the supernatural; war; retribution and reprisal
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 violence in this movie, some of it quite intense, 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 scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including:
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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be scared by the above mentioned scenes, particularly the death of Thor’s father Odin.
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.
The scene in which a family with 2 young children are running through a dark forest with skeleton-like warriors chasing them could be particularly scary for this age group.
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.
Younger children in this age group may also find some of the themes and scenes disturbing
Nothing of concern in the film, but the film is part of the marvel franchise, so has associated merchandise
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial nudity, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Thor: Ragnarok is a continuation of the Marvel cinematic universe which is usually about good vs evil. However, the line between good and evil in this movie becomes slightly blurred as Loki (who is usually the antagonist) joins forces with his brother Thor – even if it’s the most logical position to take for survival – younger viewers who are familiar with the series may find this slightly confusing. The movie’s violent and disturbing scenes make it unsuitable for viewers under 13 and parental guidance is recommended for the 13 to 15 age group.
The main messages from this movie are about resilience and fighting for what is right. Thor realises that even without his hammer, he can summon up his own internal strength to defeat evil.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss the real dangers of binge drinking. Thor and Valkyrie are both seen sculling huge amounts of alcohol – and the movie portrays it as “impressive”.
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