Super 8 parents guide

Super 8

Overall C+

In 1979, while making their own homemade movie with a Super 8 camera, a group of children witness a horrific train accident. After the event the whole town suddenly seems plagued with inexplicable problems and mysterious disappearances.

Release date June 10, 2011

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity D+
Substance Use D+

Why is Super 8 rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Super 8 PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence and some drug use.

Run Time: 112 minutes

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Super 8
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Super 8 rated PG-13? Super 8 is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence and some drug use.

Violence: Scenes of horrific explosions and intense military gunfire are seen along with some bloody and injured accident victims. A woman’s death in a job-related accident is discussed on several occasions. Blood pours from the mouth of an injured character after he is supposedly impaled in the head by nails. An unseen force snatches characters, scares off animals and destroys property. Unlicensed adolescents steal and drive cars. A scared character vomits repeatedly. A man is tortured and presumably killed by injecting him with a drug. A character is attacked and his blood splatters across a window. An alien eats humans. Frequent intense depictions of an alien attack are shown.

Sexual Content: A girl wears skimpy clothing on several occasions. Brief comments are made about a girl’s looks. A character shows interest in a boy to get what she wants from him.

Language: Teens and adults frequently use scatological slang and terms of Deity. The script also includes sexual terms in a nonsexual context, a strong sexual expletive and mild profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man asks a teen if he wants to buy illegal drugs. The adult character later smokes the drug and drives in a stoned state. Some cigarette and alcohol use by adults is shown.

Other: One teen character makes and detonates fireworks and other low level explosives.

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Super 8
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Frightening Scenes, Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Super 8"

Cast and Crew

Super 8 is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Super 8 movie is November 22, 2011. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Super 8

Release Date: 18 October 2011

On October 18, 2011, Super 8 releases to home video. The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack includes:

- Commentary by writer/director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong.

- The Visitor Lives

-The Dream Behind Super 8

- The 8mm Revolution

- Deconstructing the Train Crash

- Deleted Scenes

- The Search for New Faces

- Meet Joel Courtney

- Rediscovering Steel Town

- Scoring Super 8

- Do You Believe in Magic?

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