What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Haywire is an action movie starring former mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano (Fight Girls). Expect plenty of kicking, punching, and beating, as well as shootings, dead bodies, and some blood. The main female character is shown in sexy outfits and poses; there's some kissing and one playfully suggestive scene, but no real nudity. Language is infrequent but includes a few uses of "s--t" and one "f--k." Alcohol is often present in a social/background way, and one character smokes a cigarette. The movie is definitely violent, but Carano could be seen as a strong role model for teen girls: She's confident and powerful and shows off a body that's not supermodel skinny.
- Families can talk about Haywire's violence. How necessary was it to include dead bodies? Could the story have worked without the killings?
- When Carano fights, is it violent and ugly, or graceful and beautiful? Or both? Do you consider her a role model?
- What's the difference between getting revenge and setting things right? Do the ends ever justify the means?