What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this alien invasion movie has a lot in common with movies like War of the Worlds, Cloverfield, and Independence Day (though it's a lot duller). There are plenty of scary/violent scenes as giant spaceships capture hordes of humans, sucking them up through the sky, and, later, as monstrous aliens eat them. There are also lots of gross special effects, as well as some fighting, military-style action, and guns. Language includes several uses of "s--t," and there are some sexual situations (including implied oral sex) and some drinking.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. Was it scary? Why are some kinds of action/violence exciting, while other types are frightening?
- What do the aliens want? How do they go about getting it? Is there any way that their behavior resembles that of humans?
- Could Jarrod be considered the hero of this story? What makes him heroic? What are his non-heroic traits?