Just saw this movie with my dad and it was FANTASTIC! It is now my top favorite movie, no question. Parents need to know, though, that it could definitely make a child tinkle a little in their pants. There is a very frightening-looking alien that smashes people and murders them. In one scene, the alien is chasing three kids and two adults and manages to grab the adults and eats them (I think. It at least kills them). For me, there were only about 2 or 3 jump-out-of-your-seat moments, but that's probably because I can usually anticipate the surprise. However, for most people, there were probably… 6, 7? jump-out-of-your-seat moments. The language is also something to think about. There was a "p" word that I've never heard but guess is really bad. "S**t" is used a lot, and one guy let's out the "F" bomb after an alien attacks a bus. Plus, the main character's (Joe) dad calls Joe's friend's dad a "son of a b*tch". But in the end, Joe's dad thinks differently of the guy, and sees the good in him. Don't go thinking this movie is full of terrible people, it's got great role models. Joe cares a lot about his friends, especially Alice, who in the beginning doesn't like him because he's the deputy's kid. But they learn to like each other, even have heart-to-heart talks. When the town had an evacuation, Joe convinces his friends to go back to help find Alice. The movie's plot was a bit confusing it to me; My dad had to explain it to me after. But it was a awesome movie, and if your kid(s) are too young to see it, parents can go see it now and let their kids see it when they're ready.