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Is the movie Zombieland appropriate for a 13 year old boy?

Asked by jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities (19677points) February 6th, 2010

I have not seen Zombieland yet, but I just got the DVD as a gift. My little brother wants to watch it with me, but I’m not sure if it’s very appropriate. I’m not thrilled about bad language in it, but it’s nothing he hasn’t been exposed to before. What I’m worried about is if it’s too gory or has any nudity/sexuality in it. So, to those who have seen it, what do you think?

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Frankie's avatar

I took my 13 year old brother to see it and he loved it. Yeah, there’s kind of a lot of swearing, but there’s virtually nothing sexual in it, no nudity whatsoever, and considering it’s a zombie movie, it really wasn’t all that gory. I’m definitely no fan of gore and I really liked Zombieland, so if I was okay with the level of gore, a 13 year old should be fine.

Edit: I also want to add that the gore that is present in the movie is not scary at all…it’s a comedy, so the violence and gore that occurs is always placed in a comedic setting and is something designed to be laughed at…in other words, I can pretty much guarantee he’s not going to have trouble sleeping tonight thinking about it. You’ll probably get a kick out of how much fun he’ll be having watching it!

Oxymoron's avatar

It’s not appropriate for anyone, it sucks.

zero30's avatar

you’re brother should be fine its really not that so bad there is swearing but no nudity so i think its ok for him to watch it.

casheroo's avatar

I didn’t think it had a lot of cursing in it, and nothing really sexual. I’d say the worst part was the violence/blood, but it’s so exaggerated and obviously fake..
If it were my child, I wouldn’t have an issue with it (at 13).

Oh wait, there were boobs for like 5 seconds in the beginning, a stripper chasing someone..but it was just a bloody topless zombie. I forgot about that! I personally think nudity isn’t a big deal, it’s not sexual at all.

sweethottaco's avatar

Personaly I wouldn’t take my 13 year old to that movie, unless they are mature enough to understand the content involved in the movie. It is up to the parent to monitor what they expose to their child’s mind.

DeanV's avatar

Has he seen Shaun of the Dead? It’s no worse than that, in my opinion, and along the same lines.

casheroo's avatar

@dverhey Good comparison.

Lightlyseared's avatar

It would depend on the individual 13 year old boy.

life_after_2012's avatar

Its a pretty good zombie flick. I don’t think it would do him any harm. There is some foul language from a little girl in the movie that might not be good for him, but its not saturated with it.

Mozart's avatar

It depends on the child in question. If your brother’s mature for his age, then it shouldn’t be a problem at all.

It’s an awesome movie, by the way

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

We just watched it, and I thought it was fine for him. An excellent movie! Thanks for all your input!

Berserker's avatar

There’s lotsa gore and swearing, but overall it should be fine, unless your brother is easily disturbed.

Some people actually complain about the lack of gore and action, there are a few drawn out scenes where not much happens besides character development. I think that was awesome, but some may not agree. Either way though yeah, let him see it. :)

reggie383's avatar

No dear, I don’t think so that it is appropriate for 13 year old boy. It is so scary movie.

mYcHeMiCaLrOmAnCe's avatar

well, I’m not a boy, but I’m 13 :p I’ve watched it, it’s great
it’s not too scary, if you like zombies XD

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