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Parents' Guide to

Outlander

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Beowulf with aliens and lots of gore, violence.

Movie R 2009 115 minutes
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Filmmakers obviously had the ancient tale of Beowulf in mind with this predictable, eye-catching fantasy, with elements of Alien and Predator added in. There are decent (and stone-serious solemn) performances, impressive production design, computer-creature f/x, and appealing moments of Viking fellowship. But OUTLANDER has a generally predictable, violent storyline, and sometimes feels eons longer than it needs to be. Some sympathy is generated for the monster, a creature caught up in a brutal, unjust extermination campaign by high-tech exploiters (hard not to think about Avatar in this sense), but that doesn't alter the moorwen's grim fate -- or that one can see it coming miles off.

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