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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Some movie clips show minor mischief.
Violence & Scariness
References to and clips from movies in which violence takes place, but the actual scenes are relatively tame.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Nothing explicit, but sex is a topic of conversation in some of the film clips.
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Any really strong language in the movie clips has been bleeped, but words like "damn" and "hell" are clearly audible.
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Products & Purchases
Based on an existing series of popular DVD board games. Plus, movie clips, photos of actors, and film trivia featured in the game might be construed as promotional.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some of the movie clips feature adults smoking and drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is based on the Scene It? brand of DVD-based board games. While several editions of that version are appropriate for younger children, this video game isn't. It features clips from movies geared for older audiences that include light doses of drinking, smoking, profanity, sexuality, and violence, playing can feel like watching a PG-13 movie. It would be difficult for younger players to enjoy the game, since success depends heavily on knowledge of a broad spectrum of films most kids probably aren't familiar with.
Is It Any Good?
Three issues have the potential to make this a bust in your house. First, players who don't watch movies will be at significant disadvantage. Second, the game comes with 1,800 questions, which is enough for only 35 matches of the shorter variety. That might sound like a lot, but even if you only play for an hour every other night for a month, you'll have squeezed the game dry.
Finally, this version isn't a good fit for younger children because most of the questions are about films that aren't appropriate for little kids (a sampling of titles: Meet the Parents, Kill Bill Vol. 1, A Fish Called Wanda , and Brokeback Mountain). These three stumbling blocks aside, Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action is a great movie trivia game for teens and up.
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