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(1995)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts action and some violence
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • There is dialogue implying one male character is sexually attracted to a female one, but it never goes beyond this.
  • Some women wear provocative clothing, but no nudity.

Violence & Gore

  • This movie does not include fatalities depicted in the games.
  • Lots of martial arts combat, often very violent, but somewhat stylized. Violence and killing by positive characters.
  • A man fights a boy in martial arts fashion; the man stomps down on the boy's back and breaks his backbone.
  • A man is shot at in a nightclub by a positive character and smashes through a pane of glass; blood drips from his face.
  • Kano beats up Sonya in a tournament.
  • A warrior is frozen in mid-air by "supernatural" forces and shatters into pieces as he hits the ground.
  • Goro brutally beats up Art Lean in an uneven fight.

Profanity

  • "Bullshit" is said once.
  • "Damn" is used once.
  • "Go to hell!" is used once.
  • "Asshole" is used as an insult once.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some men are drinking casually in a nightclub.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Scenes involving supernatural warriors with scary abilities; turning their faces into skulls; freezing their enemies, reptiles morphing into ninjas.
  • Warriors have their souls taken from them; we see their souls leaving their bodies and turning into gruesome corpses.
  • Many supernatural occurences throughout the film which may be frightening to some children.
  • Cage and Scorpion fight in a hellish-styled environment.

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • Kano has his neck broken by Sonya; we hear the snap.
  • Scorpion is sliced down the torso by a bladed shield; blood splatters from his wound, the top of his skull is also sliced off; blood sprays out. Scorpion catches fire and blows up into pieces. Somewhat unrealistic, especially for today's standards.
  • Sub-Zero is impaled with a giant piece of ice.
  • Shang Tsung falls to his death and is impaled by a large spike; he turns into a skeleton.
  • Johnny Cage punches Goro in the crotch. Subseqently he kicks him down from a cliff, killing him.
  • Sonya is captured by Shang Tsung and is used as a hostage, trying to force her to fight him.

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