What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film is about a trained government assassin. As such, it includes several assassinations, close-range shootings, fights, and other violence. The film also includes two relationships: One is the problematic relationship between Nikita and her trainer Bob, the other is a sweet romance between Nikita and Marco. The film raises troubling questions about the ethics of governmental agencies.
- Families can talk about the gender implications of Nikita's character. According to her training, being graceful and pretty is considered integral to her new role as an assassin. Why would this be the case with a female assassin versus a male one? What aspects of the romantic tension between Nikita and Bob might seem problematic? Nikita's relationship with Marco ultimately enables her to escape her duties to the state. How might this contradict the independent nature of her character?