Information for Parents
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+
3-D adventure is funny ... if you're a first grader.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this 3-D adventure is sure to attract kids who can't resist talking animals, high-stakes action, and a hefty dose of silly gags and potty humor (especially a constantly farting guinea pig). Expect lots of action and some peril; the villain turns home appliances into killer robots, and there's a disturbing/sad reference to a character who might have been killed by a garbage truck (but it's not confirmed). Language includes mild insults like "stupid" and "dumb" and comments about how "hot" the female guinea pig is.
- Families can talk about the movie's potty humor. Is it funny or too crude? Why do so many movies for kids amp up that kind of joke?
- Also, the movie's violence stems from a character's desire for vengeance. What lesson does he learn in the end?
The good stuff
Educational value: A couple of lessons about teamwork and friendship.
Positive messages: The G-Force works as a team to accomplish their missions, evenafter they discover they aren't really "genetically engineered" super-animals.The villain also realizes that not all humans are evil and repents for hiswrongdoing.
Positive role models: The G-Force teammates are brave and willing to act selflessly for the good of the country. On the flip side, a couple of characters are greedy and/or want to cause harm on a massive scale -- but they're also shown as being clearly in the wrong.
What to watch for
Violence and scariness: Although no one actually dies, there's a scene in which an animal character seems to be swallowed up by a garbage truck; he's later referred to as dead. Lots of action involving covert missions to break into a home, secure important information from a target, and a high-octane car chase. The movie's climax involves weaponized appliances that turn into evil, Transformers-like robots bent on destruction. At one point, a lighter sets a flatulent guinea pig's behind on fire.
Sex: The male guinea pigs all flirt with Juarez, and there are discussions of her being "hot" and whether she's "interested" in the guys. She talks about "guys" on Facebook, and the relationship jokes continue throughout the movie.
Language: Mild insults like "dumb," "stupid," "farty," "ugly," etc., plus other phrases that some may find inappropriate -- like "pimp my ride," "shut up," "look at my butt," "hot girlfriend," etc. There's also a use of "oh my God" and a good bit of scatological humor regarding one flatulent character.
Consumerism: A reference to "Barbie" and quick glimpses of cars and computers (including a shot of a Facebook page), but nothing overt.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue