What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie pushes the limits of the PG-13 rating. The characters use the in-movies-only euphemism "freakin'" but their behavior exemplifies the show-me-the-rules-so-I-can-break-them extreme culture it tries to evoke. There is vulgar and crude language, brief nudity, and a same-sex kiss (on a dare). Characters drink (one gets drunk) and smoke. Characters are in extreme peril and there is a lot of shooting, but none of the good guys get badly hurt.
What's the story?
EXTREME OPS follows the story of a group of hotshot extreme sports superstars go to the Alps to film a television commercial. Director Jeffrey (Rupert Graves) sets up his filming location near the former Yugoslavia and the team accidentally stumbles on a terrorist compound. Terrorist leader Pavlov decides the entire cast and crew need to die, which results in some spectacular extreme snow sports escapes, on snowboards and skis.
Is it any good?
Extreme Ops is a movie that is fairly successful at faking some pretty cool stunts, but a complete failure at trying to create some pretty cool characters. The plot is thin and the premise is an obvious pander to the Hollywood notion of what teenage boys think is cool. Basically, it's an opportunity for three kinds of stunts: get acquainted with the characters stunts, showing off for each other stunts, and getting away from the bad guy stunts.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how different people have different ideas about risk. What kinds of risks are hard for you, and what kinds are easier? Do you think it is odd that none of the characters in the movie seem to have any idea what is going on in the news?