What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that sensitive animal lovers need to proceed with caution in the first scene where poachers kill elephants and saw off their tusks. More disturbing is the murder of the teen leads' parents -- a main character sees them after they are shot and dynamites the murderers' cars. As the main characters flee for their lives (and are shot at more than once) they learn to work together to survive and deal with their loss. Nonnie is a strong teen character girls will love.
- Families can talk about adventure movies and far off places. What are your favorites? What makes this one thrilling? Does it make you want to visit Africa?
- Families can also talk about the loss here -- of the characters' parents and of so many elephants that the bad guy stood to make millions for their tusks. How realistically do Nonnie and Harry deal with both?
- Talk about Nonnie. Do you see this type of character often in movies? What makes her admirable, and not-so-admirable?