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Not suitable under 12; parental guidance to 14 (violence, coarse language)
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|Children under 12||Not suitable due to violence and coarse language.|
|Children aged 12–14||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and coarse language.|
|Children over the age of 14||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.
|Name of movie:||Top Gun: Maverick|
|Consumer advice lines:||Violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
It has been thirty years since Captain Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) ‘Maverick’ became a hero and he has gone on to serve in the US navy as one of its top pilots. Maverick is recalled to teach the young aviators his skills, in particular to destroy an underground nuclear site which has become a present threat.
Amongst the new set of pilots is Lt Bradley ‘Rooster’, the son of Maverick’s old friend, Goose. Maverick is reluctant to put Bradley’s life in danger, but he has other ideas. Maverick also meets up with an old girlfriend, Penny (Jennifer Connelly), who now has a young daughter.
The mission to destroy the nuclear site is an extremely dangerous one, in which the likelihood of success is very low. It involves flying at speeds reaching Mach 10 (10 times the speed of sound). Having completed the task, getting away without being shot down by enemy fire is also highly probable. Nevertheless, Maverick leads his heroic team out at great risk to all of them, with Rooster as his wingman.
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.
War; Aerial dogfights; Heroes.
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.
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:
Top Gun: Maverick is a fast moving, adrenaline-filled action movie. The story is somewhat hackneyed and the romance is tokenistic. However, the filming of the modern fighter aircraft in combat is quite spectacular and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Due to the intensity of the movie, the violent content and the coarse language, it isn’t suitable for children under 12 and parental guidance is recommended to 14.
The main messages from this movie are that all things are possible with the right training, knowledge and discipline and to learn from previous mistakes.
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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