Sike! The ROCK can suck it! I am a Bautista fan!
This movie was definitely more on the kid / family oriented side of the spectrum. Obviously, one of the main characters is 9 years old so it is very light hearted but still there is some killing of bad guys. Those parts are almost more disturbing because writers / directors are trying to find a way to make adult themes child friendly. Here's some action and violence! but wait let's not be too heavy handed, yeah add the wilhelm scream to that bad guys flying head, ahaha now we are ok. Yes, gather around family and lets watch as the man is decapitated and we will laugh together about it. To me I thought it was funny but would I want to show a very young mind this strange desensitized portrayal of murder? A mind that is at its fundamental stages of beginning to understand life... maybe wait until 10 years old. 13 is too long they will already be pregnant and by then be SOOOO over watching movies with mom and dad. But all in all there is not much of this kind of murder is funny and ok vibe, only at the beginning and end. Really there is not much action at all. The plot structure was also a little strange compared to most of these generic hollywood blockbusters. Usually it's all good times until 3/4 of the movie, then there is some huge conflict and drama between all characters where everyone is hating on each other and then the hero saves the day and we wrap it up with a happy ending. Yes it does follow this structure but seems to add a little more drama throughout the story for the main character, which as a whole makes the movie a little more depressing. I would have liked to have seen more of the funny and silly Bautista but oh well. You don't get that usual feeling of, "man remember the good times" "now look how far they have fallen! everything is F'd!" Because it always was a little F'd up for the hero.
In general the movie was entertaining and enjoyable, I LOL'd many times... but I think the downfall is this watering down of an action hero teenage and up audience type of movie, to let's make a movie we can watch with our toddlers and not feel too upset about what we are showing them.