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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The movie shows through example the importance of teamwork.
Positive Role Models
The characters are either too cartoonish or unlikable to be considered positive role models in any way, shape, or form.
Violence & Scariness
Bikers tie up the owner of a bar. The bar owner's friend pulls a gun on the bikers, but is also taken prisoner before he fires the gun. A biker grabs the stepfather of his son around the neck and holds a knife close to his face. A group of boys surround "the new kid" and try to bully him. The "new kid" threatens violence, and both sides call each other names.
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Male characters young and older make frequent jokes about the "manliness" of other men, making references to characters being "light in the loafers," referring to men and boy's other friends as their "girlfriends."
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Products & Purchases
Early in the movie, various cereals from the Quaker Oats company are on prominent display -- Life, Quaker Oats, and Cap'n Crunch, among others.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Bikers are shown drinking beer in a bar and acting in an obnoxious manner. A husband and wife drink wine at dinner; neither act intoxicated.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Adventure Scouts is an incredibly horrible movie. The storyline is an unrelenting layering of cliche after cliche after cliche, with a staggering amount of plot points that ignore all reality, common sense, and simple logic. In addition, the acting is atrocious and obnoxious, and every attempt at humor results in groans. This movie has no redeeming value whatsoever, and it's impossible to understand how and why this thing was even made. In terms of content, there are some scenes of verbal bullying and taunting, scenes where biker characters drink beer and engage in obnoxious behaviors like tying up the owner of a bar and throwing everyone in the town into the jail, and a scene where an older man tries to stop the bikers by pulling out a gun. Avoid this movie at all costs. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Simply put: There is absolutely nothing to enjoy about this movie. It isn't even a "so bad it's good"-type of B-movie. This is amateurish and lazy at every possible turn -- be it the sloppy editing, the enormous holes in the storyline, the staggering lapses in story logic, and the infinite number of cliches packed into this thing. It's unfathomable to comprehend why a cast and crew of presumably sane people would waste time and money making this awful movie.
There really is nothing redeeming about this film. If the acting isn't stilted and awkward, it's obnoxiously hammy. The attempts at comedy are beyond trite. Even the attempts at positive messages pertaining to girls being as capable of scouting out in the great outdoors as boys are eclipsed by the sheer mediocrity in every other aspect of this movie.
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