Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that 10 Cloverfield Lane is loosely connected to 2008's Cloverfield, but it has different characters, a different setting, and a different approach: Rather than a monster movie, this is a sci-fi thriller in which the threat is kept a mystery until the climax. There's sci-fi/fantasy violence, as well as explosions, deaths, guns and shooting, knives, bottle-smashing, some blood/bloody wounds,and some other startling images (dead, rotting pigs; a woman with a gory face; a loud car crash, etc.). Language is brief but does include one use of "f--k" and one use of "s--t." Sex isn't an issue, though the female lead is shown in her underwear in one sequence. Characters drink homemade vodka in one scene, mostly for medicinal purposes (and a laugh). Some teens will be disappointed by the dissimilarity between this and the original, but many will be interested in seeing it.
Female character shown in underwear.
Guns and shooting; characters die. Big, loud, scary car crash. Sci-fi violence, explosions. Woman chained to a wall. Character makes a weapon from a crutch and uses it to attack her captor. Bottle smashed against a head; the bleeding cut is stitched by hand. Knife attack. Rotting, dead pigs. Bodies dissolving in acid. Woman with diseased, gory face. Dried blood. High tension, arguing, yelling. Characters tell mildly violent stories of their past.
A use of "f--k"; a use of "s--t." Also "bitch," "turd," and "shut up."
Brings up issues of what it means to help someone (and whether help is actually wanted), as well as issues of trust (when and whether to believe someone).
iPhone is seen and used several times. Several board games are mentioned by name or shown (Operation, Trouble, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, etc.)
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters drink a homemade clear liquor in one scene ("technically it's vodka"); used more for medicinal purposes.