What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sci-fi thriller about a group of psychic "supeheroes" stars Dakota Fanning and features lots of special-effects violence. Guns and other weapons are used, people are attacked with blasts of telekinetic force, bloody wounds are shown, and overall, the atmosphere is quite grim. Characters also smoke and drink; alcohol helps Fanning's 13-year-old character "focus her visions." Expect some swearing (including "f--k") and implied sex as well.
- Families can talk about whether teen drinking seems less serious in a sci-fi setting. How does the movie portray Cassie's use of alcohol? Does it seem realistic? What would the consequences be in real life?
- Families can also discussthe onoing appeal of superhuman fantasies. Why are they so popular? Howdoes this movie compare to ones like Sky High and Spider-Man?