Guardians definitely ranks up there for me as one of the top BD's for visuals & 3D. Very enjoyable 3D experience, the depth is great and consistent, and the image is so detailed and clear, which is very important when all the characters are covered in fine hair & feathers
. Really shows off my new JVC RS40 & HP 133"!
Definitely not a great movie for small kids; much of the movie is very dark, both in setting (night time, caves, burning forests, etc) and tone (mature, evil characters). But that said I didn't feel like it was in-your-face inappropriate. Ie, there is fighting but it's not like they are hacking limbs or throwing blood splatters up on the wall
. There are some very beautiful scenes and the owls look amazing. So PG required, but not PG13.
Or to put it another way.. On my 5 yo daughter's request, I took her to the theater to see this early on before we had heard it wasn't a lighter kids movie. My daughter was initially interested but as the intensity or dark parts grew she would start looking away from the screen and studying audience members.. She didn't get upset though. Interestingly, when I bought the BD for myself a week ago, she wanted to see it and has since watched it a couple times without being scared. I think it made a big difference also to watch it during the day and at quieter volume vs. in a dark loud theater. (So yes she saw it on the TV in the family room whereas I watch it in the darkened media room).
So NorthJersey, it depends on the sensitivity of your girls, and how far below 10 they are. No matter what, if under 10 I'd say parental presence is strongly recommended.