The Scorpion King

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Action movie prequel has lots of death and violence.

PG-13 2002 92 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 9+

Fun, cartoon violence but very inoffensive

There's a lot of commentary on the "nudity" in this film. There is no nudity - just suggested nudity and it is very, very brief. Overall, I think if your child has watched all the Marvel movies or Indiana Jones or Lord of the Rings and didn't have a problem with those, they will be totally fine with these. The only downside - as detailed earlier - is that the character is totally different from the one in The Mummy Returns - which is more than a little confusing considering the fact that they are played by the same actor.

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

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    Above-average action-adventure with lots of violence.

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  • The Mummy Returns Poster Image

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    age 12+
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    Promising setup killed by action-film cliches.

    age 13+

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