In this stylish action-adventure, a stunt pilot stumbles across an experimental Nazi jet pack that transforms him into a one-man air force -- and soon becomes a target for mobsters, spies, FBI agents and millionaire Howard Hughes.
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- Joe Johnston
- This movie is
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Another Disney disc with a rich widescreen (hooray!) and a poor transfer (boo!). Also included are the trailer, English and French sound in Dolby 2.0 and English subtitles.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie based on the graphic novel by Dave Stevens can get pretty violent. There are plenty of car chases, aviation disasters, gun fights, and explosions. A mobster holds a character's head close to a restaurant grill, but doesn't cause injury. The bad guys are killed off mainly by gunfire, with the exception of the two nastiest characters who are burned to death. There's some mild language (mostly "damn" and "hell") and sexual content too as a drugged heroine is revived and (unsuccessfully) seduced in the villain's bedroom. Kids will get a bit of a history lesson with the movie's depictions of Howard Hughes and W. C. Fields and a classic newsreel shown in a theater.
- Sexual Content
- Some romantic kisses. Lots of lingering shots of cleavage as the drugged heroine is revived and (unsuccessfully) seduced in the villain's bedroom; she escapes his lustful clutches by knocking him out cold with a vase. W.C. Fields says he's "doubly charmed" as he leers at Jenny's cleavage.
- Plenty of car chases, aviation disasters, quick fist fights, gunfire (a house is practically turned into Swiss cheese), and explosions. A mobster holds a character's head close to a restaurant grill, but doesn't cause injury. Evildoers are killed off mainly by gunfire and falling from great heights, with the exception of the two nasty characters who are incinerated by an exploding rocket pack and a burning zeppelin. Jenny is knocked out with chloroform and kidnapped.
- Lots of "hell" and "damn" and "dammit" plus one "son-of-a-bitch" and one "bloody," but nothing stronger. Germans are called "Krauts" and Neville is called a "Limey."
- Social Behavior
- Good against evil plays a part here in pre-war 1938, although in real life the original plan for the rocket invention was not for use in the war.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some light smoking of cigars and cigarettes. Champagne is toasted and talked about.
- 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