A father and child go on the run, sought after by the administration and a religion attracted to the youngster#39;s extraordinary forces.
Alton Meyer is a kid not at all like whatever other on the planet with oddly capable capacities and peculiar shortcomings. Amidst the night, his dad, Roy, spirits him far from the secluded religion that basically adores him and is resolved to recapture him no matter what. In the meantime, Alton's capacities have been seen by the US government too and they are similarly relentless on getting to the base of this puzzle with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency driving the Federal interest with his own particular inquiries. These opponent chases power father and child into a urgent run towards an approaching date with predetermination that could change everything.
|violence||The film contains a few scenes of violence involving gunfire exchanges where no details of injury are depicted. For example, in one scene, two men leaving a motel room get shot and injured before they are tied up. Their attackers then fire a few shots at the motel room before entering it. Another scene briefly depicts a police officer getting shot, but without any details or bloodletting. A child suffers from the use and intensity of his powers (he emits cries of pain; others talk of him growing weaker and their fear of him dying; in one scene we see him gasping for air; at one point his ears and nose bleed; one time he bends over, possibly trying to breath or throwing up (the scene is dark). A character urges another character to shoot a police officer who is being held at gunpoint. As the characters argue, the officer, in fear for his life, attempts to draw his weapon and is shot. We never learn what happens to the officer. A woman's head is bashed against a wall (no serious injury depicted). A vehicle crashes through a roadblock. A child is violently torn from an adult's arms at gunpoint. We see one character with a large dark blood spot on his shirt. A wound is bandaged (no closeups). A vehicle flips and rolls violently. A character is hit in the head with a lamp (no serious injury depicted). Flaming debris falls from the sky, resulting in serious mayhem and risk of injury/death (none depicted onscreen). One character approaches another character carrying a handgun. The second character is frightened and pleads with the other not to "do it." The first character responds that the second "knew what he was doing and now knows where they are heading." The scene cuts away. (We later see the second character alive.)|
|profanity||One abuse of Jesus' name, one use of a--hole, one use of sh*t|
|frightening||'Midnight Special' is a sci-fi film about a father who discovers his eight-year-old son possesses supernatural powers. The two have to go on a run to escape from various parties, including the Federal government, who chase after them in the film. The film contains some scenes where the child protagonist with special powers is seen emitting strong rays of light from his eyes. Official MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence and action|