The Black Hole
Disney goes sci-fi in this futuristic adventure about a team of space travelers who stumble upon a black hole. Fearful of being pulled into the abyss, the explorers try for a quick exit -- but then they spot a spacecraft at the mouth of the hole. On further investigation, they discover the wacky scientist Dr. Hans Reinhardt (Maximilian Schell), who believes that the world can mine its energy from the hole.
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- Gary Nelson
- 1980 Academy Award®
- Best Cinematography nominee
- Best Visual Effects nominee
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; photo gallery.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that some scenes with robots and humanoids may be frightening for younger viewers; there are shoot-outs and explosions but no gore. Maximilian the robot is a threatening presence, and the robot "goons," as one character calls them, are sinister en masse. This is good fun for sci-fi buffs who want to see Disney's attempt at Star Wars.
- Sexual Content
- Kate is the only female on the voyage, and the lecherous Dr. Reinhardt wants to keep her for his own.
- Shoot-outs between bots and numerous explosions, but no blood or gore. Maximilian the robot shreds a crew member with his whirly appendages, but the scene is implied and not seen.
- The word "hell" is used as an explicative and as a description. Harry uses the word "damn" when he suffers a fall.
- Social Behavior
- Crew models cooperation as the best plan for problem solving.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it