What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Soldiers of Fortune -- an underwhelming action movie with a war setting -- has lots of weapons and heavy shooting, with lots of spurting blood. Characters die. Language is strong, though not constant, and includes both "f--k" and "s--t." Characters drink alcohol from time to time, but in a background way, with no drunkenness. Supporting characters learn to work together and to be less selfish, but the main character's motivation is revenge.
- Families can talk about the Soldiers of Fortune's violence. Which scenes are exciting, and which are shocking? Is it necessary for the movie to show so many people getting shot and killed to make its point?
- What's the difference between the main character's story, and those of the supporting characters (the billionaires)? What do each of them learn along the way? Are any of them worthwhile role models?
- Is the movie a satire? Could something like the "Soldiers of Fortune" program (real-life war adventures for the wealthy) really exist?