Hooked: Monster Fish

2008 NR 2h 30m DVD

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Hooked: Monster Fish

2008 NR 2h 30m DVD
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, National Geographic presents a collection of gargantuan fish, including a catfish the size of a grizzly bear and a 1,000-pound marlin with a bill that redefines the phrase "cutting edge." Scientists use state-of-the-art technology to track and film these magnificent sea creatures. And don't miss the daring -- or insane -- fishermen who use their own arms as bait.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
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age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this fish-centric educational series includes some good information, the over-hyped narration makes it clear that the show's emphasis is on the animals' deadly predatory powers and the fight between angler and fish, rather than on science (even though most of the anglers are trying to capture the fish to study them, rather than just for trophy purposes).

Sexual Content

Not applicable


While there's little blood, the narration goes in heavy for fighting analogies during fishing segments. Also, the predatory powers of the various fish are heavily emphasized with violent language about killing, impaling, and the ability to rip flesh apart.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

There's a lot of talk about conservation and preserving endangered fish species, but those messages often get lost in the ramped-up narration and focus on the actual fishing events.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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