Written November 01, 2014
They could have edited a few more things out like the 2 'passionate' kisses and some of the put-downs (althouh you had to be paying really close attention to hear them all) which were not at all necessary. I think it was a funny, creative movie with a good message. I checked Common Sense Media before I left and although it had an age '7' noted, my almost 5-yr old was ok there because of the fast talking and she couldn't catch some of the wise cracks fast enough to repeat them. She also was not as familiar with many of the 'old-school' characters to appreciate the creativity. But if you're looking for one to take all the kids (about ages 4/5 and up), you'd be ok with this choice. It is definitely action-packed for girl and boys.
Written January 31, 2015
This movie was everything I wanted it to be plus so much more. I saw this with my girlfriend who didn't play as many video games as a kid like I did, and she has just as much fun watching. The storyline is super cute but is sprinkled with tons of throwback jokes and awesome game scenarios.
Even a little celeb role for Skrillex for all you electronic music buffs. Hands down a great movie to see in theaters. I rarely see movies while they're showing and this is definitely one I'd recommend. Great for date night, family night or just on a whim. You won't be let down.
Written December 26, 2014
I'll start by saying that my sensitive 9yr old did not like this movie and was crying at the sad part in the movie. If you have a sensitive child who doesn't like commotion in a movie this is not the movie for them.
My husband and I enjoyed the film and thought the plot was clever and entertaining. This wasn't your typical happy go lucky kids movie.
Written October 25, 2014
It's really geared for younger kids, but I had fun reminiscing with the different video game characters from my youth. It's fun to watch and, even though the intended audience is younger kids, I had a lot of fun and thought the message was invaluable. I like that this movie addressed bullying and taking chances.
Written August 22, 2014
I took my 9 and 7 year old to see the film. It was fun, but some of the content was not really suitable for that age range. Watch out for the zombie incident in the first group meeting early in the film and some of the name calling is a little out of line. Other than that, it was a fun show.