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Not recommended under 12. Parental Guidance recommended to 15 due to scenes of violence and adult themes.
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|Children under 12||Not recommended|
|Children aged 12 - 15||Parental Guidance recommended due to level of violence and scary scenes|
|Children 15+||Suitable 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:||Wonder Woman|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes and action violence.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This is an action adventure movie that brings to life the DC comic book hero “Wonder Woman”. The film tells the story of Diana (Gal Gadot), daughter of the Amazon Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) of the island Themyscira. Diana yearns to become a true Amazonian warrior but her Mother, the Queen, forbids it. Diana rebels and enlists her Aunt, the General Antiope (Robin Wright) to secretly teach her how to fight. One day, a World War One pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes his aeroplane into the ocean next to the island of Themyscira and is rescued from the sea by the young Diana. When he shares his tale of the terrible war that is destroying the world, Diana feels she must leave Themyscira and return with him to help put an end to the terror and destruction. Steve reveals that he has important information about a chemical weapon that is being developed by the German enemies. Together they hatch a plan to foil the deadly attack. As her true super powers begin to show, it becomes clear that Diana is more than a just a powerful warrior.
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.
Strong themes of violence, human suffering, warfare, weapons and chemical weapons. There is also a mild theme of romance.
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.
Wonder Woman contains highly stylised superhero action violence and scenes of war. 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 likely to be disturbed by the scenes mentioned above as well as:
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 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.
There are some sexual references, romance and sexual innuendo in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some mild coarse language in this movie, including:
Wonder Woman is a fast-paced, engaging and exciting action movie. Diana, the Superhero, is brave, strong and powerful as well as selfless and naively optimistic about the good of mankind. Wonder Woman is a breath of fresh air in a genre of movies almost completely dominated by male superheroes.
The main messages from this movie are the triumph of good over evil, fulfilling your destiny, camaraderie, teamwork and compassion for others.
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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