- Movie Reviews
- App Reviews
- Take Action
Not suitable under 15; parental guidance to 16 (violence, scary scenes, themes, language)
This topic contains:
|Children under 15||Not suitable due to violence, themes, scary scenes and language.|
|Children aged 15–16||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes, scary scenes and language.|
|Children over the age of 16||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:||Venom: Let There Be Carnage|
|Consumer advice lines:||Science fiction themes, violence, coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Eddie (Tom Hardy) and the alien symbiote, Venom (voice of Tom Hardy), that he is hosting are still working out how to get along and how to share a body. While his former girlfriend, Anne (Michelle Williams), has moved on with someone else, Eddie’s career appears to be going well as he has landed an exclusive interview with famed serial killer, Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson). During the initial interview it is Venom who uncovers a clue to the location of the missing bodies. Eddie is given the credit of uncovering what the FBI failed to find and Cletus is sentenced to die. In a final interview Cletus bites Eddie and ingests some of Venom’s blood which transforms him into Carnage (voice of Woody Harrelson) a far more deadly and lethal version of Venom. Cletus escapes from prison and sets off to find Francis Barrister (Naomie Harris), his long-lost love from whom he was ruthlessly separated. Francis has a deadly super-scream that has kept her locked up for countless years but when Cletus sets her free it is Eddie and Venom who must set their differences aside and work together to defeat a pair who may appear to be more powerful but who are not so perfectly matched.
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.
Parasites; Alien life forms; Childhood trauma; Serial killing; 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.
There is frequent 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 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.
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:
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the sequel to the 2018 film, Venom, by Marvel studios. The film is full of fast paced action and violence but is somehow lacking in depth. This is not a family film but one that will be best enjoyed by Marvel fans and mature audiences.
The main message from this movie is that sometimes the most unlikely partners can make a pretty good team.
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:
Tip: Leave out the first A, An or The
Selecting an age will provide a list of movies with content suitable for this age group. Children may also enjoy movies selected via a lower age.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age
Children and Media Australia (CMA) is a registered business name of the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM).
CMA provides reviews, research and advocacy to help children thrive in a digital world.
ACCM is national, not-for-profit and reliant on community support. You can help.