“Thunderbirds” is a sci-fi action movie of the popular 1960s British television program by the same name. In 2010, Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton) is a billionaire, widower and former astronaut who buys an uncharted island and builds a secret base from which he and his five sons work to help those in need whenever disaster strikes. Tracy’s youngest son, Alan (Brady Corbet), is the only one not yet old enough to be part of the International Rescue organization. He eagerly desires to show his family that he is grown up and ready to join the Thunderbirds. His best friends Fermat (Soren Fulton) and Tin Tin (Vanessa Anne Hudgens) face evil criminal The Hood (Ben Kingsley) as he seeks to take over the secret island and destroy the Thunderbirds. British Secret Agent Lady Penelope (Sophia Myles) and her able chauffer Parker (Ron Cook) join in the battle between good and evil, and provide the Thunderbirds with some much-needed levity.
Alan and his friends are good kids that have been raised to do right, but Alan overreacts in anger when he is punished or is told that he cannot do something. When Alan is assigned a 10,000-word essay for daydreaming in school, he tells his friend that the teacher “can take the assignment and stick it up her … (-ss implied)”. Alan and Tin Tin are mildly attracted to one another as they begin to realize that they are growing up, and she notices that he is becoming a young man. Inappropriate language and sexual content in this film is rather mild and ultimately uneventful. Even the scary moments in the film are drastically downplayed and could have been much more intense.