What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, like its predecessors (including 1987's Predator with Arnold Schwarzenegger), Predators is a very violent sci-fi action movie. The alien creatures are deadly hunters, and the human fighters who are forced to deal with them are killers and mercenaries in their own right. Expect lots of fantasy violence, including guns, knives, fighting, blood, and gore. Humans and aliens are shot and killed, and there are scary moments when unseen things leap out from the shadows. There's lots of strong language, including "f--k" and "s--t," and in one scene, a character briefly speaks of "doing cocaine" and "raping some bitches" when he gets home.
- Families can talk about the film's violence. What impact does it have? Is it thrilling and exciting, or disturbing? Why?
- Was the movie scary? Why or why not?
- How does this movie compare to others in the Predator franchise? What does it have in common with them? What sets it apart?
- What's the difference between being "alive" and being "human"?