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Parental Guidance 8 - 13 (moderate impact violence, coarse language, and supernatural and mature themes).
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to moderate impact violence, coarse language, and frightening themes|
|Children aged 8–13||Not recommended for this age group, but parental guidance likely necessary if viewing|
|Children over the age of 13||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:||X-Men: Dark Phoenix|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, action violence and occasional coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In the 1970s, Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) – head of an academy for mutant children – takes in Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), after her supernatural powers accidentally cause their car to crash, killing her parents. After several years at the academy, Jean becomes a central member of the X-Men; a group of mutants who help protect the world and save the day when no one else can. When a mission goes wrong, and Jean is filled with a mysterious extra-terrestrial substance, she begins to develop incredible powers that she struggles to control. As her powers continue to grow, Jean starts to hurt those around her, both unintentionally and deliberately. The X-Men – Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Professor X – must work together to stop Jean, and the alien Vuk (Jessica Chastain), who has come to destroy her and take the supernatural powers for her own bidding.
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.
Death; Child abandonment; Murder
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:
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:
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the fourth film in the X-Men prequal franchise. While generally well shot, this film is often quite violent and repetitive in plot. While the continuity disruptions in this film were pre-empted by the two previous films in the series, it is likely that some of the events in X-Men: Dark Phoenix will confuse viewers familiar with the original films.This film is not suitable for children under 13 due to moderate impact violence, coarse language, and supernatural and mature themes.
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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