What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this mind-bending sci-fi thriller deals with some pretty heavy stuff -- including death, mourning, and terrorism -- amid the big special effects and go-for-broke action. The main character (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) experiences the explosion of a passenger train over and over as he attempts to find out who's behind the bombing. In addition to the peril and fiery blow-up scenes, there's some swearing (including "s--t" and one "f--k") and scenes that show grave injuries.
- Families can talk about the film's violence. Do the explosions and peril featured in this movie have as much impact on you as other kinds of violence?
- Which of the movie's characters do you consider to be role models? How do they change/what do they learn over the course of the story?
- How does the film address the ideas of death and what we leave behind? What would you want your legacy to be?