What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this violent alien invasion film is more or less a war movie in disguise, with constant fighting and shooting, explosions, death, and blood. Between the violence and the strong language (including "f--k" and many uses of "s--t"), it pushes as far as it can get with its PG-13 rating. All of that said, although the movie isn't very good, some of the characters do behave admirably and could be considered positive role models who work well together.
- Families can talk about the movie's extreme violence, fighting, and death. Is it necessary to the story? Does it send any particular message?
- Is the movie scary? Would it have been scarier or less scary if it had shown more of the aliens?
- What's the appeal of alien invasion movies? Do they play on any real-life fears?