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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

Every adult woman named in the film is topless at some point.

Four animated scenes of sex with clear nudity, including exposed female vulvas. The 1st segment of the film shows a red head woman and taxi driver at his home having sex. It shows full breasts, nipples, a very exposed vagina. They have graphic sex.

While on their way to the statue, the woman swims nude.

When the enemy takes off her armor, a woman is locked up naked.

Full frontal male nudity in at least one scene as well, and lots of topless men.

Violence & Gore

Plenty of animated blood & gore.People get shot, stabbed, beaten, beheaded, etc. Most human characters bleed red blood while others bleed green blood. Several scenes of people vaporized and melted into bones and gore.

The opening sequence of the story, "B-17," has uniquely disturbing violence in that has a bloody battle scene that is disturbing in the sense that its violence is far more realistic compared to the rest of the film.


2 uses of "fuck" and other stronger to mild profanities are used in the film. The word ''bitch'' is said twice.

Two aliens snort some white powder and then get stoned. The drug is fictional by name, but it can be assumed that it's essentially the same as Cocaine. Characters are seen drinking alcohol in a bar

Characters are seen smoking cigarettes and one character smokes a cigar

Some mentioned graphic animated images, such as people melting in a gory fashion, may disturb some viewers.

In a couple of different scenes, a parent gets murdered right in front of his child. Some people may find how these deaths are handled to be quite disturbing.

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Argentina:18 / Australia:M (original rating) / Australia:MA (video rating) / Brazil:18 / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-16 / Iceland:12 / Italy:VM14 / New Zealand:R16 / Singapore:M18 / South Africa:13LS / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R (No. 26394) / West Germany:16

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