Another thing parents might want to be aware of is that the movie re-creates a few scenes from the movie “The Shining.” Now, I’ve never seen “The Shining” because I do NOT DO HORROR MOVIES – and it’s nothing super super gory, but again, I think parents should be aware of it, AND please don’t take kids younger than 13 to see this. (This was NOT in the book so I was unprepared.)
Bottom line: the movie is fun to watch, and your teens will probably like it. The book is WAY, WAY better. WAAAAAY better. Even though my teen and I agreed on this, he still liked the movie a lot. Also, the movie drives home the point that the REAL world and human connection is MUCH more valuable than the virtual video-game world – a lesson our teens definitely need in this screen-crazed society.
This is by no means a Christian story, but it’s a good story that has lots of important conversation-starters for you and your teen.
Do your kids want to see the Ready Player One movie, and if they do, will you take them?