What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sports documentary showcases high-energy, high-risk stunts performed by expert professionals. There's a high degree of danger in these events, and viewers see plenty of high-altitude falls and bone-jarring crashes. Kids will glean some positive messages from the athletes' professionalism, enthusiasm, and camaraderie -- but they'll also probably need strong reminders that similar stunts shouldn't be undertaken lightly or replicated at home. Expect to see lots of sponsor logos in nearly every scene.
- Families can talk about the appeal and the excitement of extreme sports. Do audiences get into it because of the competitors' athleticism and daring ... or because there's always a chance that someone could get hurt? Does the element of risk make sports more exciting?
- The X Games are always highly branded. Why do you think corporations try to associate themselves with this kind of event? How does seeing so many logos and product names affect kids?