Imagine if all mythical artifacts, from Jason's Golden Fleece to Cinderella's glass slippers, were real. Well, they are -- and for centuries, a secret society called the Hunters has been sworn to protect them from an evil force called the Krugen.
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- Nisha Ganatra
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PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Hunters is another installment in the Walden Family Theater sponsored by Walmart and Procter & Gamble and viewers will spot a few Walmart shopping bags in the movie. There are many fight sequences in this action/adventure story, so you'll see hand-to-hand combat, a hostage situation, and the use of crossbows, which are the characters' weapon of choice. Two men are shot off screen, another dies in a unique manner, and others are presumed dead for at least part of the movie, but the exchanges are never bloody. A friend turns foe and threatens the lives of the story's heroes, which might be confusing for younger viewers, and there are some moments designed to startle the audience. On the other hand, you'll notice positive themes about family bonds and doing the right thing even in the face of temptation. The bottom line? This Walden Family Theater movie is a little more intense than the initiative's past offerings, but it still gives families with older kids and tweens mostly worry-free content and a story that encourages discussion afterward.
- Sexual Content
- A relationship brews between two characters, but a kiss is as far as it goes.
- Several fighting sequences involve crossbows. Two men are shot off screen, and other characters are sabotaged and presumed dead for much of the movie. A woman is taken hostage, tied up, and her mouth is taped. Tension runs high as the protagonists are pursued by the villains, the worst of whom meets an untimely (but not gory) end for his deeds.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Family bonds and a strong sense of right and wrong guide the characters to make the morally sound decisions, even when faced with temptation to do otherwise. Greed and lust for power have catastrophic consequences for a character with selfish motivations. Family members heal old wounds with honest communication.
- Movie sponsor Walmart's shopping bags are prominent in a couple of scenes. Other brands and logos like Chevrolet and Apple are seen as well.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- In one scene, a woman is drugged by an apple laced with poison.
- 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