Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance: Star Trek Into Darkness

We give you what you need to know about the family-friendliness of this week's new releases.

by | May 16, 2013 | Comments


This week, it’s time for you and your family to set phasers to fun! (Sorry — we couldn’t help ourselves.) Star Trek Into Darkness soars into theaters, but is it safe for your entire brood? Read on to find out.

In Theaters This Week:

Star Trek Into Darkness


What’s it about? A mysterious adversary perpetrates an act of intergalactic terrorism, so it’s up to the crew of the Enterprise to hunt him down before he destroys the Starfleet.

Who’s it for? It’s rated PG-13 “for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.” There are some loud explosions, a few fistfights, and some mild cursing, but it should be safe for older middle schoolers.

Is it any good? Critics say Star Trek Into Darkness isn’t quite as thrilling as its predecessor, but it’s still an action-packed popcorn flick with witty dialogue and enough references to Trek lore to please diehards.

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