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Not suitable under 12; parental guidance to 14 (violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 12||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 12–14||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 14||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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Wonder Woman 1984|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Wonder Woman 1984 begins several decades after the original movie and finds Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) working as a curator in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. When a new colleague starts work as a gemologist, a shy Dr Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig), she is immediately asked by the FBI to look into the origins of a stolen artefact, a citrine rock embedded in a base engraved with Latin words that say that those who hold it should make a wish. Diana jokingly asks for her departed partner Steve (Chris Pine) to come back, and Barbara wishes she could be much more like Diana, smarter, stronger and sexier. They soon discover that the rock does indeed grant their wishes when Diana meets a man whose body has been inhabited by Steve. Barbara also transforms into a much stronger and more attractive woman, and later into the villain Cheetah. However, the greater villain is a failed businessman, Max Lord (Pedro Pascal), who charms Barbara and steals the rock.
Now in possession of the powerful rock, Lord is determined on becoming the most powerful man in the world. He grants everyone their greatest wish, which sees the world descend into chaos. Emir Said Bin Abydos (Amr Waked) wishes for his ancestral lands to be returned, subsequently a wall instantly appears and many people are displaced. Riots on the streets of America with burning and looting become common and many people are homeless. There is a threat of nuclear war with the Russians and missiles are let loose. Wonder Woman has a big task ahead of her to save the planet from destruction.
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.
Superheroes; Warfare; Descent of mankind; Lives in peril.
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 movie, including:
There is also a lot of violence in this movie, which is very stylised and unrealistic, 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.
Nothing further of concern.
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:
Wonder Woman 1984 is an action movie based on the DC Wonder Woman character. It is fast paced and quite intense at times. Wonder Woman is a brave and selfless female character who doesn't like the use of guns, preferring her golden lasso She is also powerful but kind and empathetic, making her a good female role model albeit somewhat unrealistic. However, due to the content, the movie is not suitable for children under 12 and parental guidance is recommended for children to 15.
The main messages from this movie are that the greater good should override personal desire and that redemption is always possible.
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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