Parents' Guide to

Black Site

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent action film falls short on representation.

Movie R 2022 93 minutes
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Black Site is far from perfect, but it hits all the standard beats of a military-centric action film. Interestingly enough, it also hits the same beats as horror-action films like Alien and Predator, in which characters are stuck in a room or other closed environment with a killer. Abby even wears a white tank top, evoking Ripley in the Alien franchise. And Hatchet feels a lot like an animal let loose in a bunker.

While the film succeeds in its action elements, it fails when it comes to portraying characters of color. Every character of color is treated as fodder and killed off, some very early in the film after only minutes of dialogue. Also, even though the film seems like it wants to be a feminist take on the action thriller, Monaghan is the only woman who makes it to the end of the film, while all of the other women (non-White ones, to be exact) are killed. But that big caveat aside, Black Site isn't a terrible way to spend an hour and a half.

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