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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

A woman is in a low-cut nightgown through much of the movie, and it becomes wet and clings to her body in a few scenes; also, a woman wears a low-cut and form-fitting dress that reveals cleavage and her figure, and a woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage.

A man is seen bare-chested when he comes out of a bathroom and he passes a woman in a robe.

Male native islanders are bare-chested with loincloth type bottoms (bare chests are revealed along with a part of the bare buttock); female islanders are shown in tiny tops and bottoms that reveal part of their bare buttocks.

Men and women on stage wear costumes that reveal bare abdomens, legs and cleavage (the women's tops are made out of coconut shells).

We see a poster of a man holding a woman by the waist and she is leaning back, revealing cleavage, and we see many posters depicting scantily clad women (revealing cleavage, bare abdomens, bare shoulders and bare legs) covering the walls and windows of a burlesque theater.

A man and a woman kiss tenderly.

Within the first 10 minutes there is a conversation about whether or not a film will have "boobies".

Violence & Gore

The crew encounters a somewhat spooky looking native child, standing before them with its hand sticking out toward them. Carl tries to offer the child some chocolate, but then struggles with the child that suddenly goes wild (and looks even scarier) and bites him on the hand.

Kong kills a dinosaur by biting its tongue out, forcing its jaw open till it breaks, then crushing the upper jaw back into the skull.

Men are killed by large insects. One man is swallowed whole by a large worm. Another is pulled into a hole by a giant scorpion and fought over by two of them.

A large dinosaur is bitten in half by an even larger dinosaur. The larger dinosaur is then seen with half of the smaller dinosaur in it's mouth, and it is covered in blood.

Many natives subdue a man and force his head to the ground. They then bash his head with a club (off-screen) and blood trickles onto the ground.

Kong kills several people in a large theatre by crushing them with his arms and feet.

There is a large stampede of Megasauruses (long-necked herbivores) and many small dinosaurs are involved also. Several men are crushed or thrown off cliffs, and one man is eaten by a small dinosaur off-screen, although his screams are heard.

One man is impaled with a spiked stick and dies.

The group attempt to cross a valley via a log connecting each side. Kong discovers them, biting a man to death. They then start to fire at him, and he goes mad. He thrashes them and the log, causing the log to collapse into the bottom of the valley. Many are dead, and we see images of the corpses.

Kong rampages through the native settlement, chasing after the group. The group then throw bottles of chloroform and gas bombs at Kong, nearly killing him. He doesn't end up dying, but goes into a coma-like sleep.

Atop the Empire State Building, Kong is shot at by army planes. He gets severely wounded, and he destroys a plane angrily. He continues to get shot, which results in his death. He falls from the top of the building, where he lays dead on the road below.


Exclamatory profanities range from frequent "Hells" and "Damns" to six uses of "Goddamn," several "for god's sake". Carl is called is called a "Puffed up little turd," and Carl boasts, "I'm real good at crappin' the crappers." A man fires off a laundry list of slang terms for women's breasts.

Ann is about to say "Head up his ass", however, the swear is cut off by Jack shutting a hardcover book behind her.

A man drinks alcohol in several scenes, and a man drinks alcohol from a flask.

A woman smokes a cigarette, two men smoke cigarettes, one man smokes cigarettes throughout the movie, and a man smokes a pipe.

A man discovers several jars of chloroform.

Carl throws a few bottles of chloroform at Kong, causing the latter to pass out.

The sight of Kong looking menacing, various dangerous looking and menacing dinosaurs, the natives (with sharp yellow teeth, small wood sticks stuck through their faces, some with milky eyes, others with their eyes rolled back in their heads), etc. may be unsettling, suspenseful or downright scary to younger kids, though Kong is portrayed to look more like an animal than a monster

The insect chasm scene is very intense.

There are some scary scenes including one where a woman believes she is going to die upon finding bones wearing the same tribal costumes as her.

Almost every chase scene lasts 15+minutes and some are graphically violent.

The scene where Kong is captured on skull island is emotionally intense.

The final scene, in which Kong is killed by gunfire from airplanes, is played to wring every ounce of tragedy from it. Unlike the 1933 film version, Ann Darrow (played by Naomi Watts) is not afraid of Kong and does not begin screaming every time he picks her up. She forms a strong emotional attachment to him, and cries when he is killed.

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Rated PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / Canada:14A (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating on appeal) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Czech Republic:12 / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-11 (2006) (extended edition) / Finland:K-15 (2005) (original rating) / Finland:K-11 (2005) (re-rating on appeal) / France:U / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIA / Iceland:12 / India:U/A / Ireland:12A / Japan:U / Malaysia:U / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:M / Norway:11 / Peru:PT / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) / South Africa:PG / South Africa:13V (DVD) / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) / Taiwan:PG-12 / UK:12A (original rating) / UK:12 (video rating) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #42322)

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