In the 27th century, Earth's only hope against the vicious Kilrathi Empire are two talented young fighter pilots. The guys, with their beautiful, tough-as-nails wing commander Angel, try to fend off the enemy and warn Earth of an impending attack.
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- Chris Roberts
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YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
The image is a nicely presented 2.35:1 widescreen, and the sound is in Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0. The only extras are a variety of theatrical trailers and TV spots.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Wing Commander is a 1999 sci-fi movie with clichéd characters and a slow-moving, hard-to-follow story line. Characters talk of sex and masturbation, make innuendoes during (clothed) post-coital cuddling, and debate whether or not testosterone or estrogen make one a better fighter pilot. Profanity is used fairly often: "son of a bitch," "bulls--t," and "piss," among other expletives. A newly arrived fighter pilot tries endearing himself to those around him by breaking out a bottle of scotch; characters drink and act drunk. There is sci-fi violence: battles between spaceships, between laser-gun-toting humans and aliens, and some blood and death. The only redeeming aspect to this movie is that women are strong leaders who display as much (if not more) courage and valor than men, unlike in so many sci-fi and war-themed movies in which women are little more than damsels in distress.
- Sexual Content
- Discussion of sex and masturbation. Characters talk of sex while in post-coital embraces. Jokes involving penis size, testosterone, estrogen.
- Sci-fi peril. Blood and death from battle, spaceship battles, explosions, laser guns.
- "Bulls--t," "s--t," "piss," "ass," "balls," "son of a bitch."
- Social Behavior
- Tolerance and acceptance of people from different backgrounds and cultures.
- Movie loosely based on popular 1990s video game. A character endears himself to those he has just met by presenting a clearly visible bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label scotch.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A character unveils a bottle of scotch; characters drink and begin to act drunk.
- 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