Star Trek

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Classic franchise gets new life; OK for older kids.

PG-13 2009 126 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 82 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 127 reviews

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age 11+

Star Trek 2009

I think that this movie is pretty good. Compared to the second and third one though, It is not as exciting . It's really stressful because there is lots of alarms and yelling. There is a little bit of sexy stuff, but not a lot. The story is pretty confusing. In conclusion, I think this is not as good as 2 and 3 but its ok.
age 13+

Good film for adults

It’s a fun film for an older crowd. This isn’t good for young viewers, within the first 20 minutes there was swearing (ass and bastard) a joke about having sex with animals, a kid calling spok’s mom a whore, multiple people getting drunk and a sex scene. Kirk starts off as a cocky delinquent stealing his step dads car, running from police and intentionally destroying it. He grows into a heavy drinking womanizer. So while it has entertainment value for adults, I highly recommend holding off on watching it with the kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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