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|Children under 8||Due to some distressing scenes, parental guidance is recommended for children under 8.|
|Children over the age of 8||Children over the age of 8 should be able to see this movie with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Two Brothers|
|Consumer advice lines:||Low level violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
angha and Kumal are two tiger cubs born in the Cambodian jungle at Angkor Wat. One day while playing, Sangha is chased by a bandicoot and runs up a tree. He falls out of the tree injuring a paw. When hunters come to loot Angkor Wat, they see the tigers and shoot at them. Mother tiger picks up injured Sangha and escapes but the father is shot trying to protect Kumal. Kumal is rescued by the hunter who takes him back to the village. There the hunter is arrested and Kumal gets sold to a circus where his keepers are rather cruel. Kumal languishes in his cage and it seems as though he might die but an old tiger, Caesar, who Kumal will replace, manages to raise his spirits.
Meanwhile Sangha and his mother are caught in a trap and let out for sport for the royal party. The Prince shoots at the mother but she doesn’t die and manages to escape. Sangha is then taken home by the French Colonial Administrator and lovingly raised by his son Raoul. Raoul and Sangha become great friends until Sangha becomes too big for the house and causes much havoc everywhere he goes. Raoul’s parents decide Sangha will have to leave much to Raoul’s great disappointment. The Prince buys Sangha and he’s kept chained in a dungeon with many other exotic creatures. However his main reason for obtaining Sangha was to watch him fight another tiger in an arena where they will fight to the death. A fierce, wild tiger is sought for the match and as it happens, it turns out to be Kumal. What follows is quite inspiring.
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 film directed towards the tigers:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Some scenes in this film would disturb children in this age group:
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 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.
Children in this age group would not be scared by this movie but they could still be disturbed by the treatment of the tigers.
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 would not be scared by this movie.
There are no sexual references in this movie.
The tigers mate
There is no substance use in this movie.
There is no coarse language in this movie.
The message of this movie is one of conservation and protection of beautiful, endangered animals.
Values parents may wish to encourage include:
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