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Not suitable under 10, PG to 12 (Violence, Disturbing scenes)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to violence and disturbing scenes|
|Children 8 - 12||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and frightening scenes|
|Children 13 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.
|Name of movie:||Tron: Legacy|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild science fiction violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Twenty-one years after Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) developer of the Tron video game and owner of the multi-billion dollar computer company Encom disappears, his son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) shows no interest in his father’s company. He is a rebellious thrill seeker whose main aim in life seems to be to sabotage his own company. Sam receives a visit from Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), his father’s best friend, who tells Sam that he received a message from his father on his pager the previous night. Sam visits his father’s old video games arcade, which has been closed up for the past twenty years. There he discovers a hidden room containing his father’s experimental teleportation equipment and is teleported into the “Grid”, a digital world populated by computer programs in human form, where gladiator styled games take place.
Within moments of arrival, Sam is apprehended by guards and forced to fight for his life in gladiatorial games. However, when Sam is cut during a fight and a drop of his blood falls to the ground, he is identified as a user rather than a program and the fight is stopped. Sam is taken to a program called Clu, who Sam initially believes to be his father. However Clu, who was created by Kevin Flynn in his own image, has become corrupt and is now an evil Overlord. Clu forces Sam to participate in “The Challenge of the Grid” but just before Sam is about to be permanently eliminated, he is rescued by a mysterious black helmeted player. Sam’s rescuer is Quorra (Olivia Wilde), who takes Sam to meet with his father Kevin Flynn
We learn that Clu has been trying to capture Sam’s father for the past twenty years, needing the information contained within Kevin Flynn’s life disk to escape to the real world. Sam realises that the only way to stop Clu is to return to the real world where he can easily delete Clu’s program from the Grid. His quest is now to do this before being stopped by Clu and his minions.
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.
Cyber worlds; gladiatorial battles; death and disappearance of parents
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.
Tron: Legacy contains CGI generated and at times intense, action violence, including fighting, explosions and bike and car chases. While the film does not depict blood and gore, younger children may find some of the injuries depicted scary and or disturbing. Examples include:
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.
Children in this group are also likely to be disturbed by 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above mentioned scenes.
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 are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is also a lot of associated merchandise being marketed.
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:
Tron: Legacy contains brief mild coarse language and name calling. Examples include:
Tron: Legacy is a science fiction action adventure aimed at a teenage audience. The film is visually stunning and will easily entertain its intended audience. Parents should be aware that, despite the lack of blood and gore, the intensity of the violence coupled with occasional scary images may disturb and frighten younger viewers. Younger children may also find the film’s running time of 125 minutes too long.
The main messages from this movie are:
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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