Short Circuit 2

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Fewer explosions and more charm than the first.

PG 1988 110 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Better than the first! Still some language, dancing girl, but great show overall.

This movie is best for 11 years old and up, at least. Much better than the first installment, this movie has a better plot, better acting, positive messages, less foul language, and more fun. There still is plenty of foul language, so I cannot recommend for younger children. There is a bar scene at about 11 minutes into the film where there is a dancing girl in the background. She removes a blouse and is wearing a thong bikini throughout the scene. It's a bummer they included that in the scene, I didn't even notice it the first time I watched the film as an adult, but saw the review here and confirmed. The dancing is not too suggestive, but it definitely objectifies women in a degrading way. Her presence in the scene lasts about 30 seconds or so, not long. Most kids probably won't even notice, the focus is not on her and she's fairly far in the background, but be aware. Overall great show, looking forward to forcing my teens to watch more 80's movies while we're in quarantine!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Beware the brutal beating scene!

I just watched this with my son who was cried over the graphic scene where two men with an ax and crowbar suddenly brutally beat the living hell out of Johnny 5 nearly to death while he pleads with them to spare his life since he's "alive". They even went so far as to make blood (RED "battery acid") squirt of him when they chop him up with the ax, removing one of his arms and brutally disfiguring his face! It might be watchable for kids under 12 if you skip this beating scene.

This title has:

Too much violence

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