Amazing, slightly gory thriller
I would like to point out that The Martian does slightly push the limits of
PG-13. It is extremely violent. There is a scene, early in the film, where a group of main characters are on Mars. Suddenly, a storm hits. They think astronaut Mark Watney was killed. There is a funeral scene which could be upsetting to younger children. The following is one of the reasons this review says 14+: there is just after Watney becomes conscious again, where he gets a piece of debris run through him. He takes off his space suit and rips out part of it. But, there's more still in his skin. So, he takes this tool and you can tell he's really yanking, because blood starts to flow. finally, he gets it out. THEN, he staples his wound shut. And as if it's not enough, he leans back, panting, and says,"f--k you, Mars." And that brings me to language. There are countless uses of both "f--k," and, "s--t." Other strong language includes, "bulls--t," "goddamn," "d--k," "a--hole," "damn", and "hell." Also, one scene shows Watney naked from behind. My rating: R| for gory imagery, and very strong language.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness