My eight-year-old HATED this movie and wanted to come right home and write a review, so we found this site, and that's what we're doing. The movie is visually stunning, but that also contributes to how SCARY it is. Some of the scenes, especially Marley's ghost and the zombie children under the 2nd ghost's robe are terrifying. The movie should DEFINITELY be rated PG-13. It's a good (although still scary) movie for adults, although the action scene during the 3rd ghost's visit is ridiculous. A lot of work went into making this the classic Christmas Carol story, but the target audience was supposed to be kids, so it should have been adapted greatly. Instead, it was made more scary than any version I've ever seen. I felt like I was in a horror movie, at times, waiting for the bad guy to jump out of a corner (and he did). When it isn't scary, it's boring for kids.