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Not suitable under 10, not recommended under 13, PG to 15 (Length of film; Themes; Disturbing scenes)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to themes, scary scenes and length of film|
|Children aged 10-13||Not recommended due to themes and disturbing scenes|
|Children over the age of 13||Parental guidance recommended due to themes|
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:||Titanic 3D|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Eighty four years after the sinking of the Titanic, Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) and his crew are searching for lost treasure, in particular a famous diamond known as the Heart of the Ocean, which was lost when the Titanic went down. His search brings him into contact with Rose Dawson Calvert (Gloria Stewart), a survivor of the disaster and now 101 years old. The film tells the story of the tragic event from her perspective.
As a young girl, Rose (KateWinslett) is travelling on the Titanic to America to marry her fiancé CalHockley (Billy Zane). It is a loveless match made necessary by the death of her father, which left her and her mother penniless. Cal is a cruel and possessive man and Rose longs for her freedom. In desperation, she decides to jump off the ship but she is saved from doing so by the handsome young Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). Jack is an artist and a drifter in life but had won tickets for his passage in steerage in a poker game.
During the two days they spend together, Rose and Jack fall deeply in love, despite their vastly different social backgrounds and fierce opposition from Rose’s mother and Cal. Cal does everything he can to prevent the two being together, including falsely accusing Jack of stealing the famous diamond. It is then that tragedy strikes when the ship hits the iceberg. What follows is a desperate attempt by passengers to save their lives, often at the expense of others, although some graciously give up their place on the lifeboats. As there are only half enough places in the lifeboats for the number of passengers, women and children from first class are saved first and tragically those in steerage are prevented from entering the lifeboats.
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.
Disasters; social class
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 aged under eight, 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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above mentioned scenes.
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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above mentioned scenes
None of concern
None of concern
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:
Titanic 3D is a classic dramatic movie about the terrible tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic. It is also a beautiful love story of two young star-crossed lovers which clearly shows the disparities between different social classes. It will appeal to older adolescents but is too intense for younger children and is made more so by the 3D effect. At 195 minutes, it is a very long film for children to sit through and parents may be also concerned by some of the coarse language.
The main message from this movie is that love overcomes social boundaries.
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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