Parental Guidance: The Impossible and Jurassic Park

We give you what you need to know about the family-friendliness of this week's new releases.

This week's wide releases are both rated R, so we turn to the DVD shelves for a pair of new releases you might want to watch with the rest of your brood: the family disaster thriller The Impossible and the dino-crazed Jurassic Park. Read on to find out what's appropriate for family viewing.

New On DVD:

The Impossible

81%

What's it about? Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star as parents on vacation in Thailand with their three children when a brutal tsunami hits and forces them to fight for their lives.

Who's it for? It's rated PG-13 for "intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity." In addition to its portrayal of a family in danger, it has a couple of brief images of graphic gore, so it's probably not safe for kids below high school age.

Is it any good? Critics say The Impossible is a powerful, inspiring tale of survival, and it's Certified Fresh to boot.

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Jurassic Park: An IMAX 3D Experience

93%

What's it about? In Steven Spielberg's blockbuster, a millionaire invites a pair of scientists to a remote island, where has created an animal preserve for cloned dinosaurs. What could possibly go wrong?

Who's it for? It's rated PG-13 "for intense science fiction terror." If you saw Jurassic Park in the theater when it first came out, you know that the MPAA isn't lying, It's safe for teens, but it's sure to give younger kids nightmares.

Is it any good? Critics found Jurassic Park to be more spectacle than substance, but also were quick to note that it's spectacle of a very high order.

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Comments

Typhon

Typhon Q

A bit late to talk about Jurassic Park...

Apr 24 - 03:28 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

As Typhon said, why does it still say Jurassic Park Imax 3D? It came out like 2 weeks ago.

Apr 24 - 04:05 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

The 3D blu-ray was just released yesterday.

Apr 24 - 04:14 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Yeah I know but it says up there Jurassic Park: An Imax 3D Experience.

Apr 24 - 08:45 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

That's just new title since the re-release. It's dumb, I know.

Apr 24 - 09:15 PM

Helen Eschenbacher

Helen Eschenbacher

Matthew--Do you only know how to copy and paste? We GET IT! We understood you the FIRST time you wrote it.

Jun 27 - 09:52 AM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

The 3D blu-ray was just released yesterday.

Apr 24 - 04:14 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Yeah I know but it says up there Jurassic Park: An Imax 3D Experience.

Apr 24 - 08:45 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

That's just new title since the re-release. It's dumb, I know.

Apr 24 - 09:15 PM

Helen Eschenbacher

Helen Eschenbacher

Matthew--Do you only know how to copy and paste? We GET IT! We understood you the FIRST time you wrote it.

Jun 27 - 09:52 AM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Yeah I know but it says up there Jurassic Park: An Imax 3D Experience.

Apr 24 - 08:45 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

That's just new title since the re-release. It's dumb, I know.

Apr 24 - 09:15 PM

Helen Eschenbacher

Helen Eschenbacher

Matthew--Do you only know how to copy and paste? We GET IT! We understood you the FIRST time you wrote it.

Jun 27 - 09:52 AM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

That's just new title since the re-release. It's dumb, I know.

Apr 24 - 09:15 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Right, because the fucking rating next to the movie isn't information enough. What a useless article.

Apr 26 - 12:38 AM

Sebastian O.

Sebastian Ochoa

Seriously? I watched JP when I was 7 years old. PG-13? I don't think so!

Apr 27 - 01:54 AM

Helen Eschenbacher

Helen Eschenbacher

Matthew--Do you only know how to copy and paste? We GET IT! We understood you the FIRST time you wrote it.

Jun 27 - 09:52 AM

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