What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this comic book prequel isn't as tween-friendly as the earlier X-Men movies. Although many of the mutants are pretty indestructible, the action is still bloodier than in the previous films, thanks to the fact that much of it is carried out with the slashing edge of a claw, talon, or blade. There's also war violence, gunplay, a decapitated animal, and scary/grisly images of medical experiments, as well as kids being taken captive. Also expect mild male nudity (non-sexual shot of bare buttocks), and some drinking and swearing ("s--t" is as strong as it gets).
- Families can talk about whether the violence in this movie has more impact than that of the earlier X-Men movies. Why or why not?
- How are Wolverine's fights different than those of characters with different powers/abilities? Is he comfortable with his strength? How does he control it?
- The film seems to be saying that you can make the choice to not kill an enemy -- but is that message clear amid the high body count?
- Discuss the appeal of comic book movies. Why do audiences like them so much?