I honestly think the ‘Great for families’ seal of approval is way off for this movie. We walked out after 40 minutes... we’re so disappointed because we were really looking forward to Shazam. The boardroom scene is HORROR. 7 towering demons intimidate, decapitate and murder every executive with a level of jump scene frightfulness that is way beyond the age 11+ age range that Common Sense Media indicated. Preceding that a scientist burst into flames and her face turns towards the screen screaming in terror and pain while her face melts into a skull.
Even the opening scene featured a very confronting car crash after a father and older brother gang up on a younger boy, taunting him, calling him a ‘[email protected]
’ (thanks Dad). And then blaming him for the crash. I get that it’s character development... but yikes, talk about about over the top!
WE. WERE. SO. KEEN. But had to walk out. Our kids ages are 9, 11, 12 and 13. And they unanimously thanked us for leaving when we did. No tears, no tantrums... they were grateful that we pulled the pin.
Such a shame, because the humor and action until that point looked really promising. Oh well, onward to LEGO Movie 2 to try to resurrect family night!