Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Yeah, and I bet he would like it.
Could I have watched this with my Mom? : No.
Language: Yes. A couple words including an f-bomb.
Sex/Romance: Very slight romance, no sex.
Violence/Gore: Yes and yes. (<<<<<VERY MINOR SLIGHT SPOILER>>>>> There is off-screen killing of dogs and puppies. <<<<<OVER>>>>>)
Music: At times gloriously epic and grand and emotional, at other times techno and futuristic (reminded me a bit of Tron) and at times just flat out awesome. But whatever the music/style, it always pulled my emotions the correct direction!
Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterwards? : Surprisingly, no!
Was there a food pairing? : Yes, leftover casserole that I'm pretty sure was under cooked and a butt-load of carrots because I got distracted and just kept munching away.
Thoughts: I thought this movie was going to be cheesy, mainly because of the tagline, which was along the lines of, "Emotions are punishable by death. But some emotions can't be controlled, especially his anger." HOWEVER - this movie was absolutely amazing and I LOVED it!
The music was so exactly fitting throughout.
The fighting style seemed a bit excessive (as in they basically killed every person 4 times over), but the fights were epic.
There were a few minor plot holes, but the one thing that got to me the most was their pistol magazines. I was laughing so hard because the characters are shooting pistols on full auto, and proceed to shoot 20 guys 4 times each without changing magazines! Pistols generally only carry between 7 to 18 bullets! I laughed so hard! In the penultimate fight, though, they do show the character changing magazines and of course making it super epic.
I also enjoyed the look this movie took at what makes us human, what makes us alive, and what makes life worth living. I'm not saying I agree with the characters morals, values, etc, I just liked the perspective this movie gave of a society robbed of emotion and forced into uniformity.
And finally, this movie stars Christian Bale, and I love that man.
Was this a good use of a night with the house to myself? : Ab-so-lutely!
In the End: 4 out of 5 stars. (The last star escaped through the minor plot holes and impossibly large pistol magazines.)