What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Divide is an unpleasant, incredibly gruesome nuclear holocaust movie in which survivors slowly turn on one another and sink into degradation. It's filled with blood, gore, humiliation, torture, beatings, and a constant sense of fear and dread. A consensual sexual relationship between adults eventually turns into sexual slavery, followed by rape. Language is also very strong and frequent, with constant use of words like "f--k," "s--t," and "p---y," and characters occasionally smoke and drink. For those interested in the nuclear holocaust genre, something like The Road would be better worth your time.
- Families can talk about The Divide's brutal, gruesome violence. Is it necessary to the story? How else could this movie have made its point?
- Is there any glimmer of hope in this story? Is it possible for kindness and empathy to win the day over savagery?
- Eva is arguably the most likable character here; do you consider her a role model?
- How does the movie portray sex? What message does that send to viewers?