My kids have wanted to watch this for a very long time. The R rating kept me from watching it with them, but upon viewing it again not long ago, I realized that it really makes no sense to have received that rating. I have to say that this is another movie that is truly great at being what it is. I did find the sequels to be disappointing and merely capitalized on one half of what makes this movie so enjoyable; the special effects. They loved it and I thought it held up well.