What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this grim sci-fi thriller is about global catastrophe and disaster, which could be very upsetting for kids. There are scary presences, spooky music, dead parents, and children in danger throughout the movie, and it really stretches the PG-13 rating in terms of depicting horrifying disasters (a monumental plane crash injures and kills scores of people, an out-of-control subway train smashes into a crowded station, etc.). Animals are seen burning as they flee from a massive fire. A main character also drinks to excess on a number of occasions, and there's some language ("s--t," "damn," etc.).
- Families can talk about how the movie creates suspense. Would it be as spooky or scary without the music, close-up shots, or shadows?
- Parents, if the movie's end-of-the-world subject matter upsets your kids, be sure to address their fears.
- And on a lighter note, you can also discuss what you'd put in a time capsule to represent your life.