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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.

A dead man is seen in a boat. There is some blood by his head.

One man is impaled with a spiked stick and dies.

In the extended edition, the group attempts to cross a swamp. As they paddle across on rafts, a ferocious Pteranadon emerges from the depths. It attacks a raft, smashing it on the banks. It also devours 3 men, which young children may find disturbing.

In the extended edition, the group encounter a monstrous Triceratops creature. They shoot it, which angers it even more. Eventually they manage to kill it, where it ferociously exhibits it's death throes.

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.

In the extended edition, there is more violence in New York. King Kong tramples an army van, killing many soldiers. There is also more footage of Kong rampaging the streets, chasing Jack's cab angrily, etc.

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.

In the extended edition, the group hears sounds behind the bushes. A man shoots through the bushes, killing it. Jack thinks that it was Ann, but upon discovery, it ends up being a Moa bird, which is bleeding to death. It appears to be having a very slow and treacherous death, and is squawking in pain.



Exclamatory profanities range from frequent "Hells" and "Damns" to blasphemous six uses of "Goddamn," several "for god's sake" and a dozen abuses of Christ's name. A person is called a "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.


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.


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.

There are many rocks with sinister-looking faces on them, there are many skulls, mummies and dead fish with their eyes poked out and maggots weaving through them in the scene at the "deserted" Native Village and on the Skull Island shoreline. The way it is shot and the sounds used in these scenes can be extremely distressing for young children.

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.

Total: 27/50

Rated PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images.

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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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