I’m planning to take my 10 year old daughter to see Avatar later this afternoon. I still haven’t seen it yet. Is there any content I should be forewarned about? I’m mostly concerned about particularly graphic or disturbing violence, since she can be sensitive to that.
The finale is violent, but not really graphic. (Stabbing is shown but not in a Tarantino way, if you get my drift). When their home is destroyed, it’s pretty traumatic and may be a bit much for a sensitive person. Our 10 year old boy watched it and covered his eyes during part of the movie, but my SO was ok watching the whole thing. (My SO will leave the room/theater whenever a tv show gets to be too much for him and he didn’t leave once.
There’s a fair amount of cursing. Not as much as in Aliens, IMHO, but it’s still there.
My 8 year-old daughter was affected most by
the destruction of the Big Tree
Which required her to sit in Daddy’s lap for a good 15 minutes.
As far as violence is concerned - nothing gory or anything like that, but it’s still a James Cameron movie. I would say the violence is on the level of Aliens, but there’s not much of a horror component to it (i.e., nothing akin to the scene in Aliens where a surviving woman asks to be killed).
Salty language, mostly, and arrows entering bodies like the death of Boromir in The Fellowship of the Ring. Not terribly gory, otherwise. Plus an ‘implied’ sex scene (kissing and the girl straddles the guy but no real humping).
Just got back. She was a little squirmy during the battle scenes (especially the attack on the Hometree), but after the movie, she said it didn’t scare her. I think it did a little, but she doesn’t want to admit it.
Not quite true. There’s a fair amount of blood on Sigourney Weaver’s shirt when she gets shot, and on the female copter pilot right before she gets killed as well. No artful spraying or anything like that though.