I enjoy watching films and I especially enjoy writing these reviews. By far the hardest part of writing these is to make them interesting. Now being an adult I can use adult conceptions, interpretations and vocabulary that other adults can comprehend, by now your possibly thinking what is he going on about this is supposed to be a film review.
You have a film which is rated as 12A here in the UK, so children can see it from 12 upward when accompanied by an adult, with this in mind you may think that the people making the film would take into consideration the prospective audience, a story for the children with something for the adults.
With a rating of 12A this film was, in my personal opinion not suitable for a 12 year old. There are some inappropriate gestures used which if copied by a 12 year old would cause offence and one scene where 'us' gets eaten is very in your face.
Special effects are as to be expected excellent, story is (for an adult) silly especially when the rock gets...... and less than 10 minutes later is running, fighting, rolling around ETC.
Kids will love this film, adults not so much but it is escapism.
The stereo types are cringe worthy with a Tommy Lee Jones, a Die Hard and the usual female scientist who just happens to know about what's going on and how to....... and who wasn't for some reason disposed of prior?
Certainly go see it, make your own mind up, enjoy the time with your kids but remind them not to copy certain gestures.
Rating 7 out of 10