What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie pushes the envelope for PG-13 violence, with pretty much nonstop action, including plenty of fights, explosions, and injuries/deaths. Weapons include guns, knives, hammers, cars (as both assault and explosive devices), and a chainsaw. Bodies crash through walls and windows, burn, and blow up. Potentially disturbing images include a badly burned villain, a drowning wife, and action scenes that involve shot-up, bloody bodies. Other stuff to watch out for: An early sex scene between the hero and his wife shows them in their underwear, her legs around him as she sits on the kitchen counter. One character uses "f--k," and all the villains use other foul language. A couple of scenes show manly men drinking beer.
- Families can talk about the idea of breaking laws in order to achieve seemingly moral ends. While John's determination to rescue Kate is admirable, what do you think of his refusal to follow rules while making his outlaw opponents look "pathetic" or "crazy"? Do the ends ever justify the means? Also, how does the movie set up a specific conflict between Kate and Angela, so that the "girls" are set apart from the "boys" as adversaries? How does the movie use humor to diminish the effects of its violence (for example, Morgan as a butt for homophobic and racist jokes and Rome for Terminator jokes)?