What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Thunderbirds s a vibrant-hued action movie starring Bill Paxton as the leader of the Tracy family, aka the Thunderbirds, a secret group of heroes dedicated to righting wrong wherever they find it. Based on the 1960s TV series of the same name, the film features bombastic special effects and an exaggerated, cartoonish violence in the battle and fight scenes. There's lots of punching, kicking, and, in one instance, a double kick to the crotch of an antagonist. When antagonists cause damage to a monorail in London, innocent commuters are trapped in traincars at the bottom of the Thames River. There's major product placement, with Ford vehicles are prominently displayed, and the Ford logo is shown each time news reports of the action are presented on TV.
- Families can talk about how kids can sometimes feel that their parents don't realize that they are ready to grow up and the importance of listening carefully.
- How does Thunderbirds compare with other space-adventure movies you've seen?
- Do you like movies with lots of special effects and explosions?