There were a few chuckles from the kids during the screening I attended of this movie. One girl laughed at the crocodiles chasing the kids on two legs so she definitely didn’t appear scared. There are some “cute” moments in the movie, such as one kid asking another what he thought would be found at the end of the rainbow. “Skittles” he replies.
On the other hand, one kid known as “Nose” picks his nose and leaves a booger in his Dad’s science lab. It grows and aggressively seeks to attack the kids. So gross humor is an element used in the film on a few occasions. As Nose observes, “My dad told me never to eat one of my boogers and now it is trying to eat me.” Shakespeare it isn’t. Then again, the movie is pretty much about kids really acting like kids and bullying each other and picking on each other and yet trying to defeat some aliens. Everyone wants the “wishing rock” which, naturally, grants wishes but the kids learn that getting what you want is not necessarily a good thing. Due to some of the physical moments of kids punching and striking each other, and the gross humor, we are awarding our Dove Seal to this movie for ages twelve plus. Parents will want to consult the content chart below.