Picture from Flyboys
Overall B

The newly invented airplane had hardly left the ground before it was adapted as a weapon to help in the efforts of WWI. The action-packed Flyboys recounts the story of a few Americans who joined the legendary French Lafayette Escadrille and risked their lives serving as some of the first military pilots.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for war action violence and some sexual content

Talk to your kids about…


How did the airplane change the way wars are fought? What modern inventions have been adapted to serve defensive and offensive purposes today? Can you think of any positive things society has gained from the technology developed for military use?

For more information about the real Lafayette Escadrille, see http://www.wwiaviation.com/aces/laffeyette.shtml or http://www.acepilots.com/wwi/lafayette.html