FILM TITLE: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 7-9PG L V
DISTRIBUTOR: FILMFINITY (PTY) LTD
DIRECTOR: PEYTON REED
MAIN CAST: PAUL RUDD, EVANGELNE LILLY, MICHAEL DOUGLAS
LANGUAGE: INFREQUENT, LOW TO MILD IMPACT, CRUDE WORDS AND EXCLAMATIONS.
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: NONE
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THE ACTION ADVENTURE SCI-FI FILM "ANT-MAN AND THE WASP" EXPLORES THEMES OF SUPREHEROES, CAMARADERIE, TEAMWORK, OLD RIVALRIES MENDING THEIR RELATIONSHIPS, A FATHER AND DAUGHTER BOND, FRIENDSHIP, ROMANCE, SCIENCE FICTION AND QUANTUM PHYSICS.
THEMES ARE LIGHT-HEARTED, FANTASTICAL, UNREALISTIC AND UNIVERSAL, AND CARRY MAINLY POSITIVE MESSAGES ABOUT GOOD OVERCOMING EVIL, DETERMINATION, COURAGE AND HELPING OTHERS. THEMES ARE PRESENTED HUMOROUSLY IN THE CONTEXT OF A SUPERHERO ACTION FILM. HOWEVER, SOME OF THE THEMES SUCH AS THOSE DEALING WITH UNREALISTIC AND COMPLEX ASPECTS OF SCIENCE FICTION AND QUANTUM PHYCSICS, MAY BE CONFUSING TO COGNITIVELY IMMATURE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 7 YEARS.
THERE IS ALSO A SENSE OF THREAT AND MENACE AS CONTAINED IN THE STORY REVOLVING AROUND SUPERHEROES FIGHTING SUPERVILLAINS, AND MINIATURE SIZED SUPERHEROES BEING THREATENED BY LIFE-SIZED OBJECTS AND PEOPLE, CAUSING THE CONTENT TO POTENTIALLY BE DITURBING AND DISTRESSING TO YOUNG CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT YET ABLE TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN FANTASY AND REALITY, AND BETWEEN FACT AND FICTION.
THEMES AND THEIR PRESENTATION ARE THEREFORE INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS, PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE CINEMATIC FORMAT WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO INTENSITY OF THE SENSE OF THREAT AND MENACE.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN OF 7-9 YEARS TO DECIDE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN IN THEIR CARE, TO PROVIDE COMFORT AND REASSURANCE, AND HELP EXPLAIN THE CONTEXT.