Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

A bit clunky, but entertaining sci-fi.

PG-13 2005 119 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 16+

Great continuation of the series, but not for kids.

This isn't family fare like Star Wars. The central theme involves scary space cannibals. The violence is gritty and intense. One main character is a futuristic prostitute. It's a great story about family and standing up for what's right, just not for kids. (---SPOILERS---) A key plot point involves them strapping the bodies of their friends to the outside of the ship to fool the space cannibals. Two characters talk openly of having sex. There's a medical scene at the beginning that contains disturbing imagery. At least one creepy jump scare.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
age 14+

Good movie but has horror & sex

Good movie, but would not recommend for less than 14 years of age. I read the reviews in common sense, and nobody mentioned that there is going to be inappropriate intimate scene. So here it is. Almost in the end the man talks about his regret and the girl says , "sex" and in the end they are making out and go to the floor insinuation is that they are doing it, The horror part, is the cannibal people, their faces are scary, and when they attack, my 12 year old got scared.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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