Superpowers; interdimensional travel; world destruction
- A teenage boy slaps his younger brother hard across the head and face. The boys' mother enters the room, stops the older boy and slaps him across the head and face.
- We see images of a man with superpowers engaged in battle with soldiers, hurling army tanks through the air like toys.
- A man with superpowers kills a multitude of people with his thought. In one instance he uses his powers to burn a man alive inside his protective suit. We see the man’s skin turn red blister and bubble and his head explode inside his helmet with blood and gore splattered against the visor. We see the same man attack and kill other people, their heads exploding and blood and gore splattering against a wall.
- A man with superpowers kills another man by burning him alive. After the attack the man remains alive for a short while. His skin is burnt black and has a mummified appearance about it.
- A beam of energy shoots up into the sky from another dimension, creating a black-hole on Earth that causes mass destruction by sucking in people, cars, trains, buildings and the surrounding landscape until a large crater is left in the ground.
- The Fantastic Four fight with Victor. We see one man buried beneath a large pile of rocks, a second man pinned to the surface of the planet and a third man knocked unconscious with fire, while the woman is trapped and crushed in a force field. Eventually the Four break free and join forces to suspend their attacker within a beam of energy that kills him; we see his body disintegrate.
None of concern
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
- Three young men drink from a hip flask containing strong alcohol. The three become partially intoxicated, slurring their words slightly and engaging in rash behaviour that has dangerous consequences. One of them makes the comment that ethanol kills brain cells.
Nudity and sexual activity
Fantastic Four shows characters flirting very mildly.
Fantastic Four shows brand-named cars, phones and soft drinks.
- damn it; what the hell; oh my God ; dick; shit; you’re an arse; bullshit
Ideas to discuss with your children
Fantastic Four is a science fiction action movie from Marvel. It features young versions of popular comic book characters and is likely to appeal to teenagers.
Although Fantastic Four has less violence than most other Marvel superhero movies, it still has brutal and bloody violence and deserves its M rating. It also has some gruesome scenes of transformation, injury and death, which could disturb children under 13 years, as well as some younger teenagers.
These are the main messages from this movie:
- By working with other people, you can achieve far more than if you work alone.
- You can’t change the past, but you can influence the future.
You could talk with your children about how the movie shows the consequences of the three young superheroes getting drunk.