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Not suitable under 10, not recommended 10 to 13, parental guidance recommended 13 to 15 due to violence and disturbing scenes.
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 10 to 13||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 13 to 15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
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:||Tomb Raider|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence and a sense of peril|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This movie is based upon the video game series “Tomb Raider” and takes us back to when the central hero Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is only a novice adventurer. Lara is the heiress to a fortune and a spectacular stately home but is living undercover as a London-based hipster bike courier. Seven years previously, Lara’s father Robert Croft (Dominic West) went missing on an expedition to find the lost Japanese tomb of the demonic queen ‘Himiko’.
When Lara is contacted by some associates of her father to sign papers recognising that her father is deceased, she uncovers a clue that her father may still be alive. Impulsively, Lara decides she must travel in her father’s footsteps and discover whether he is still alive. On her journey to the remote Japanese island she is besieged by treacherous waters, dangerous villains and constant peril.
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.
The supernatural; loss of a parent; British class structure and wealth; corporate intrigue
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 extensive 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 many 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by the scenes mentioned above
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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by some of the scenes mentioned above
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 be disturbed by some of the scenes mentioned above
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
Nothing of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Use of "shit" and "fu..." (not full word).
Tomb Raider is a fast-paced action film based on a video game. Although the plot is predictable and formulaic, older viewers may find it fun, and the action sequences are tense and exciting. Lara is a strong female action hero who shows exceptional, superhuman-like physical strength and endurance. Although Lara is extremely attractive, the film does not overtly sexualise her in the manner of the video game. However, the film significantly glamourises violence and the use of weapons, and there are many scenes which are likely to disturb younger viewers. For this reason it is not recommended for children under 13 and parental guidance is recommended for the 13 to 15 age group.
The main messages from this movie are to bravely follow your instincts and to make decisions for the good of mankind, rather than for personal gain.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include bravery, independence and physical strength.
Parents may also wish to discuss:
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