Messages about finding and staying in the light, embracing your uniqueness, recognizing the importance of love, and being brave enough to be a warrior who fights the darkness, however it might manifest itself. Also promotes strong family bonds, trusting friendships, and empathy for those who are different from you. Courage, perseverance, and teamwork are themes. A couple of moments involving iffy parenting/responsibility decisions by Meg and Charles Wallace's dad.
Positive Role Models & Representations
A girl slams a ball into a classmate's face after being provoked by cruel comments. Kids encounter dangerous/threatening situations in which they nearly plunge to their deaths, are whisked away in a twister, or are stuck for eternity. A frightening moment when three people are dragged to an evil overlord. A child is taken and somewhat possessed by darkness. The child, with darkness flowing through him, hurts his sister several times via telekinesis.
A couple of marital kisses. Some flirting, hand-holding, and a cathartic hug between young teens.
"Shut up," plus some bullying that involves cruel comments by a few teens.