Chaos Walking

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Disappointing, violent adaptation of acclaimed YA book.

PG-13 2021 109 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 10+


I thought the movie was brilliant, I loved it so much. Some critics say you can’t tell the difference between thoughts and the character speaking, you can, just not as much to begin with. I personally believe this is done intentionally to connect you to the main character and put you in the exact same position she is in, confused. Another thing is the message throughout. It could be very easily seen as ‘toxic feminism’ because “it’s making all men seem bad” when actually that isn’t the case, their is plenty of good men in this. It’s showing a select group of men, who I believe are meant to represent the ‘Misogyny’ in society. Also when you think about how men’s thoughts are aloud and women’s are not, it could be a representation of how woman are often silenced. I also noticed that the only way to silence your thoughts from being heard by others is to; not be weak, train your brain, no emotion, act a certain way, be aggressive. All things men are thought they must be in order to be a man and excepted into society. A character often says “be a man” when trying to silence the voice, as if that’s the only values they have ever been taught. That pride is everything. As a very wise woman once said “when men stop needing to be aggressive in order to be excepted into society, women will stop feeling the need to be submissive… men, gender equality is your issue too” - Emma Watson. I believe the movie has a deeper message of gender equality, I do acting and this would be called Brecht, this movie uses some of his techniques in a brilliant way. The movie also got a good amount of action in. I have so many more thoughts and examples from the movie however I don’t want to spoil it so I just say watch it yourself. And personally this is one of the best movies I’ve seen in along time :)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 16+

Unnecessary violence

There is a very disturbing scene with a pet and the good people are killed sadly. If you have a more sensitive child/teenager, avoid this movie.

This title has:

Too much violence

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