What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sci-fi thriller based on the best-selling young adult novel by Pittacus Lore is heavy on suspense and action, some of which may be too intense for younger fans of Glee's Dianna Agron and up-and-coming "it" guy Alex Pettyfer. In addition to the movie's action/violence (which includes fights, weapons, and menacing killers), expect some swearing (including "s--t" and "a--hole"), scenes depicting high-school bullying (taunts, shoves, pranks), implied teen drinking, and a bit of kissing/flirty banter.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. Is it necessary to the story? Is it as scary as what you've seen in other movies? Why or why not?
- What do you think of the bullying scenes? Do they seem realistic? What would the consequences for that kind of behavior be in real life?
- Romances between two people who are very different -- as in one is human, the other isn't -- seem quite popular lately. Why do you think that is?
- How does the movie compare to the book? Which do you like better?