What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this dark, futuristic Tim Burton-produced fantasy may be animated, but it's not meant for younger kids. Violence and scary scenes are prevalent throughout the film, with the main characters frequently battling killer robotic machines -- which are merciless as they pursue (and, in several cases, kill) their ragdoll-like prey in frightening ways. The robots also make alarming noises and often pop up out of the blue. Dead human bodies are shown briefly, but there's no gore. On the up side, despite the movie's ominous tone and frequent peril and violence, there's no language, drinking, consumerism, or sexual content.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence and scary scenes. Is it any less scary because humans aren't involved, or is it still intense?
- What is the movie saying about technology? Is technology portrayed negatively in other films?
- Who do you think the movie's intended audience is? Do you think young kids will want to see it?