Picture from Cloverfield
Overall C-

New York City falls prey (once again) to an attack by an enormous monster. This time, the tale of destruction is documented by a group of partygoers who happen to capture the earth-shaking events with their video camera.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images

Talk to your kids about…


Despite the threat of impending death, looters break into an electronics store to steal equipment. Why is looting often a problem in a disaster zone? Why do people seem less inhibited about stealing in these situations?

Although Rob uses his cell phone several times during the film, the reality is that this service often goes down during disasters as the system is overloaded. You can read about real life scenarios of this problem at this ABC news site: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3446088&page=1

This movie suggests that the government has confidential films and records. What type of items might be in these files? Is there some information that should be kept from the public? Who should have access to them?