If your child is into monsters (or dinosaurs), robots, or anything giant, chances are that your child will be asking you to take them to see Pacific Rim. Think of Pacific Rim as a film version of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots (with humans controlling the robots' movements inside the machine) meets a Godzilla film - with the giant robots and giant monsters squaring off at sea. As you'd expect, there's plenty of violence here, but not to worry - there's very little blood/gore aside from maybe one scene that takes place in Alaska in which a character appears to be beaten up pretty badly; but even that isn't all that gruesome - and the character winds up surviving. There are a couple deaths to a few more minor characters, though. One character suffers frequent nosebleeds. Most of the violence here involves strong punches and crashes involving the brawling robots and giants, which your kids will probably get quite the kick out of. There are a couple of startling scenes that should be noted - one involving a dream sequence in which a little girl is being chased by the monsters (which is a rather intense scene), and another one or two involving the monsters unexpectedly appearing out of nowhere and attacking the robots or locals. Language is fairly mild with the exception of the two b-words and the s-word being used a couple different times. Sex isn't really an issue aside from some flirting. There are positive messages and role models to be had with this film, as well - especially a message involving teamwork and how it is important to work together to accomplish what may seem impossible - and make it possible. There's also a strong female lead. Overall, Pacific Rim is the perfect definition of a "Summer popcorn flick"; and it is certainly one that your kid will enjoy due to it's gigantic scale, spectacular special effects, and amazing action. Just make sure they can handle those loud noises!