I had the opportunity to screen the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie with my daughter and I am sure some of you parents are asking, “Is the Five Nights at Freddy’s Appropriate for Kids?” I am hopeful that this review will answer any of your questions you might have.
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Is the Five Nights at Freddy’s Appropriate for Kids? Movie Review
Is the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie too scary?
Well, they tried. The jump scares are spread throughout the movie, but for some reason, I didn’t jump or get scared. There was one scene that was supposed to scare everyone but the entire theater died of laughing. So if you are looking to be terrified and struggle with falling asleep when you see it, this movie isn’t going to scare you.
Now, this movie isn’t for kids, there is some gore and I remember the A-word mentioned at least once.
What is Five Nights at Freddy’s Rated?
The movie is rated PG-13 for violent content, bloody images, and some bad language. I would say this is one of the films you really need to know your kids. I wouldn’t let my 10-year-old watch it because she is so sensitive and wasn’t into the series.
Luckily you can watch it first because it is on Peacock to determine whether or not it makes sense for your kid.
What are the main themes?
I took my daughter to the movie and this is a horror film. She knows all of the FNAF lore and I was just wanting to see an entertaining movie. There were many parts she had to explain to me so I asked her to share her review below.
Is it too long for younger children?
The move is 1 hour and 50 minutes long and it doesn’t feel very long.
Are there any explicit content or scenes that may not be suitable for my family?
There is definite bloody gore and death. The movie follows the story from the books and the games. There was not any sexual or suggestive content which I enjoyed leaving that storyline out of the movie.
Does the movie have any controversial or sensitive themes?
Besides ghosts and animatronics being possessed, then no.
The 14-Year old FNAF fan recap (spoilers below):
The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie was amazing… if you know the lore. There were references to multiple Fazbear Frights books; those being Fetch, 1:35 A.M, and Lucky Boy, Though, if you haven’t read the Fazbear Frights series or watched a MatPat video those references might not make sense. Another thing it did was confirm a lot of popular theories, but it also gave a ton of questions. However, the script wasn’t good, especially as some older fans have been waiting for 8-9 years for the movie. The cameos were exciting, being MatPat and CoryxKenshin. Especially MatPat seeing as he made a whole scene acting as if he was genuinely upset he didn’t get a cameo. In summary, it’s stimulating if you understand the lore, but not great if you’re just getting into the franchise.
Where can you watch the movie?
First, you can watch in theaters with some great sound to hopefully allow you to enjoy the jump scares! The movie is going straight to Peacock!
About the movie:
Can you survive five nights?
The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as Blumhouse— the producer of M3GAN, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man— brings Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen.
The film follows Mike (Josh Hutcherson; Ultraman, The Hunger Games franchise) a troubled young man caring for his 10-year-old sister Abby (Piper Rubio; Holly & Ivy, Unstable), and haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother more than a decade before.
Recently fired and desperate for work so that he can keep custody of Abby, Mike agrees to take a position as a night security guard at an abandoned theme restaurant: Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. But Mike soon discovers that nothing at Freddy’s is what it seems. With the aid of Vanessa, a local police officer (Elizabeth Lail; You, Mack & Rita), Mike’s nights at Freddy’s will lead him into unexplainable encounters with the supernatural and drag him into the black heart of an unspeakable nightmare.
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