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(1988)

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Sex & Nudity

  • 3/10 (NOTE: There is almost no sexual content in this film.)
  • At the beginning, Michael exposes some of his chest, and all his shoulders at a concert.
  • In the "Smooth Criminal" segment, there are some sexual dances, but very brief, and a little revealingly.
  • In the "Come Together" segment, an unbuttoned shirt reveals a lot of Michael's chest, and there is a little sexual dance.
  • There are several "crotch-grabs," not only by Michael, but by the child and claymated rabbit who imitate him.

Violence & Gore

  • 7/10 (NOTE:There is no gore in the film, however there is intense violence throughout the "Smooth Criminal" part of "Moonwalker".)
  • In the club, Michael Jackson shoots the goons to escape the club. One sneaks up behind him with a knife, and is shot (He dissipates into a police outline), one is beaten, and one is apparently shot by someone other than Michael.
  • Katie (Kellie Parker) is kidnapped and thrown around roughly at the end of the film, which includes having her hair pulled, and being knocked in the head.
  • There is a fight at the end, where Michael Jackson is beaten (there is no gore) with a kick to the stomach. Several things are blown up and shot at.
  • When Michael turns into a robot, most of the violence turns to screaming, yelling, and guns. When he turned into a car, he ran away.

Profanity

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 4/10
  • In the "Smooth Criminal" segment, Mr. Big tries to inject an addictive drug into Katie, but fails.
  • There are tarantulas that have been genetically engineered with venom that includes addictive drugs, by Mr. Big.
  • There is little use of drugs in the club.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 5/10
  • In the "Leave Me Alone" segment, Jackson is shown dancing with the Elephant Man's bones, a bit graphic and frightening. There is also a giant pair of dentures that are "chomping" along to the song, very intense for minors.
  • In the "Speed Demon" segment, animated and real figures often shapeshift into numerous disguises. Some are especially graphic, and frightening.
  • Overall, this is a good anthologic film for young viewers, and should be watched by those 12+.
  • Suggested rating: PG-13 for Sequences of Sci-Fi Violence, Frightening Images, Some Drug Use, and Brief Suggestive Content.

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