Not recommended under 15 due to violence, disturbing scenes and themes, and sexual references.
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to violence, disturbing scenes and themes and sexual references|
|Children aged 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.
|Name of movie:||Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2|
|Consumer advice lines:||Supernatural themes, violence and sex scene|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Breaking Dawn, Part 2 opens where Part 1 ends with Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakening and eager to see her newborn daughter, Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). Bella meets her daughter and at the same time learns to her dismay and disgust that her close friend and werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) has imprinted on Renesmee.
Renesmee grows at a superhuman rate, aging seven years in a matter of weeks. Life for Bella, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Renesmee is seemingly perfect until a disgruntled vampire from another coven sees Renesmee and mistakes her for an “Immortal Child”, a threat to the power and existence of the Volturi.
Alice Cullen (Elizabeth Reaser) has a prophetic vision telling that the Volturi Guard lead by the vampire king Aro (Michael Sheen) are coming to kill Renesmee and wipe out the Cullens. In a bid to stop Aro and the Volturi Guard, Bella, Edward and the Cullens seek out the assistance of vampires around the world.
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; vampires and werewolves; revenge
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.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 contains brutal violence throughout and, while blood and gore are kept to a minimum, there are some disturbing images. 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 age group are also very likely to be disturbed by the above-mentioned violent and scary 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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned violent and scary 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
The film contains a couple of scenes depicting sexual activity and partial nudity. Examples include:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some occasional low-level coarse language and name calling in this movie. Examples include:
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is a supernatural fantasy film based on the final book in the Twilight Saga series. The film is targeted at an older teen and adult audience with the film containing a high content of brutal violence and some sexual references which make it unsuitable for children and younger teens. It is likely to have a greater impact on younger viewers than reading the book would.
The main messages from this movie are about striving to overcome obstacles and reaching our full potential by becoming what we are meant to be.
Values promoted in this movie that parents may wish to discuss with their children include:
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