Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this sequel to the classic Australian western The Man from Snowy River includes several violent sequences and some language that may be too intense for younger elementary-aged kids. There's more violence than in most PG-rated movies: a horse tramples a man to death; a young man is beat up; a rich man pays a gang to harass the main character, and two men fight each other with a sword and then their fists. The salty language features several insults like "mongrel," "rich bastard," and the like. The romance highlighted in the original builds into a live-in relationship that bucks traditional standards and shows that marriage should be based on mutual love and respect, not convenience or class.
Jim and Jessica kiss passionately a couple of times. There is some sexual innuendo when a barmaid flirts with a rich patron. When he asks what's good, she says "everything" in an exaggerated manner and then tells him she's missed him. A woman leaves her father's house to live with the love of her life, but they are not married -- quite the scandal in 19th century Australia.
There's a good deal of violence for a PG-rated movie. The action includes mostly gun violence and a hand-to-hand brawl. A wild stallion tramples a man to death. Wealthy Alistair pays a group of men to harass Jim. After a dangerous leap down a mountain, a horse falters and dies. Alistair tries to kill Jim with a sword as if he was jousting. They have a fist fight and both men are seriously injured.
Insults and language (said out of anger) peppered throughout the movie include "damned," "dimwits," "bloody," "mongrel," "silver spoon," and "rich bastard."
The sequel continues with the same themes as the original: that women deserve to be treated as capable and not as subservient to men; that marriage should not be based on class and status but love and friendship; and that a father's love should be unconditional.
Drugs / Tobacco /
In a couple of scenes, men are shown drinking, usually heavily, in a tavern. Men also smoke in the saloon.