The movie encourages challenging authority and questioning complacency -- to take risks when necessary and to defend the powerless. Themes include courage, friendship, and teamwork.
Positive Role Models & Representations
Violence is on par with the source books and similar YA-based dystopian thrillers. Teens rally together to kill huge, mechanized, spider-like monsters called Grievers. Characters die from being stung or otherwise killed by the Grievers; others die after being shot or speared, and a whole roomful of adults is found dead. The scenes of the Grievers killing the boys are particularly frightening and horrific.
Occasional language includes "s--t," "a--hole," "son of a bitch," "bastards," "damn," and "oh my God!"
Ease of Play
The guys in the Glade drink an unspecified drink that's strong and makes Thomas scrunch up his face, but it's unclear whether it's alcohol or not.