James Cameron's often overlooked sci-fi thriller The Abyss was also easily one of the most expensive movies of it's time as well, clocking in at about $70 million in august 1989. Sure, that budget has been hugely surpassed in recent years, but back than, it was considered incredibly expensive, and not worth making, which is a shame, consiering it also didn't do all that well at the box office that summer, with about $54 million coming in. Also, as great and rriveting as it is, it is still a very, very intense movie, as most of James Cameron's movie are, which may actually be a bit to much even for a PG-13 rating, with plenty of physical violence and fistfights during the movies second half. Also, there is brief but graphic nudity, featuring the main heroines bare breasts during a non-sexual, but heart wrenching scene. Finally, there is very frequent profanity, with 1 use of the F-word and many other milder terms. In closing,I would like to say that this movie is a thrill-ride-and a half, but it is more suitable for teens.