What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that action movie Sabotage stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and is arguably the most violent Schwarzenegger movie ever made. It has many shootings, killings, and an enormous amount of blood, gushing, spraying, and pooling, as well as guts and other body parts. It has very strong, constant sexual innuendo of all sorts in addition to some female toplessness, implied sex, and sex with more than one partner. Language is also very strong and quite constant with special attention given to the words "f--k," "s--t," and "ass." One of the major supporting characters is shown to have a drug problem, and most of the major characters are shown drinking, and sometimes drunk, throughout the movie. All this aside, it's a fairly intelligent, well-written, realistic movie with a good mystery story, but for adults only.
- Families can talk about the movie's extreme violence. Why might the filmmakers have chosen to make it so intense and bloody? How do you think they want the audience to react?
- Why do these characters drink so much? What would be the real-life consequences of the drinking and drug use depicted in the movie?
- Is Arnold Schwarzenegger a good role model here? Has he been a good role model in his other films or in real life?