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The Hills Have Eyes 2

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gory sequel pits mutants against the military.

Movie R 2007 89 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 12+

It's just a movie.

It's just a movie, a pretty dumb one at that. The best thing to do is actually watch a good horror movie with your teen kid, and talk about it, but if you completely take away your kids free will as they are growing up, they will only resent you and hide things behind your back. You can't shelter your fugly kid forever. A child, especially a teenager, appreciates honesty, transparency, and trust. Remember, it's just a stupid movie. My daughter loves these kinds of movies and she does well in school, and she is pretty strong minded, even rivaling some of her male counterparts in her high school. That said, I would rather allow her to watch horror movies over mind control garbage movies that are shoved in our faces such as "woke" man-hating, political propaganda movies that are "socially acceptable." We are here for entertainment, not political debates, or be lectured to on how evil men are. Nuff said.
age 18+

exellente Movie

not for kids

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (8 ):

This shocking movie features a disturbingly profuse amount of blood and gore. Battle with the mutants results in all manner of bodily abuse, and the mutants themselves arrive looking mightily pre-abused, their heads and limbs misshapen. After much shooting, hacking, and screaming, the National Guard unit is reduced to its survivor core, at which point they're so angry and anguished that their violent payback takes on particularly sexualized characteristics -- it's all about penetrating bodies and kicking crotches.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 23, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: July 17, 2007
  • Cast: Jacob Vargas , Jessica Stroup , Michael McMillian
  • Director: Martin Weisz
  • Inclusion Information: Latino actors, Female actors
  • Studio: Fox Atomic
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 89 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: prolonged sequences of strong gruesome horror violence and gore, a rape and language.
  • Last updated: June 20, 2023

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