What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this intense 3-D adventure movie set in the world of cave diving was produced (though not written or directed) by James Cameron and feels very much like a smaller-scale version of one of his epics -- like Titanic and Avatar -- and is just as focused on spectacle. There's plenty of heavy language (including many uses of "f--k" and "s--t"), and the violence includes fighting and blood, plus gruesome drownings and dead bodies -- all of which is amplified by the 3-D. You can also expect some drinking and smoking and a little innuendo.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. Is it thrilling or disturbing? How does the movie achieve that reaction?
- Is this movie more or less scary than similar films that have clear "bad guys" -- or even monsters -- to confront? Why?
- Is it necessary for people (like the character of Frank) to shut down their emotions in order to be expert explorers and survivors?