Captain America: The First Avenger
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Sex & Nudity

A company clerk pulls a GI behind a file cabinet and kisses him against his will, as a female sergeant walks in and becomes angry; she tells the man he is just like all the other GIs and stalks off.

A female sergeant kisses a GI before he goes off to battle while his CO says that he will not kiss him.

A GI wearing tights and a mask asks audiences to buy war bonds while 50 dancers wearing short, thigh-revealing skirts dance and sing around him at several performances.

A man on a stage kisses one of the six women dancing around him; the women wear short-shorts that reveal thighs and legs with high heels.

A man removes his shirt to lie on a machine; we see his bare chest, arms and shoulders and we see him again after the treatment, again with bare arms, shoulders and chest.

A GI winks at his commanding sergeant and calls her "Your Majesty," saying that he has some "moves" that she will like; she punches him.

Violence & Gore

Audiences see loads of fisticuffs, firefights and explosionsfar too many to detail here. And unlike some superheroes, Cap doesn't hesitate to kill his enemies.

Schmidt guns down a civilian, spattering bright-red blood. We also see a small exit wound in the man's back. Another unfortunate ends his screen time in the blades of a propeller. (There's a brief blood spray visible.) Folks fall from great heights, and one man is sucked into a weird energy vortex. Another is crushed by part of a building, and we see a bit of blood on his head.

Those are modern-tinged gory scenes in the middle of a movie that otherwise has the vibe of a 1940s serial: The body count is high, but the squirm factor low as scores of characters are simply zapped out of existencewith a bloodless blue poofvia futuristic weapons powered by the cube.

Steve apparently suffers some serious pain while being injected with the serum. A spy bites into a cyanide pill and dies, foaming at the mouth.

Profanity

Three anatomical references, 1 mild scatological term, 17 mild obscenities, 10 religious exclamations.

Name-calling (skinny, fool, stupid, ace, primitive, dame, rat, monkey, punk, jerk, insane, arrogant, ignorant, sweetheart, Tinkerbell, chorus girl, Your Majesty, Queen Victoria.)

Stereotypical references to women, short men, Germans, Japanese, Frenchmen, soldiers, actors, mad scientists, etc.

Alcohol is consumed throughout.

A man complains that because of a medical treatment he can no longer become drunk.

The action sequences are intense; the Red Skull is designed to frighten.

At one point, Steve in an enclosed chamber undergoing an experimental treatment with intense radiological exposure. Steve screams in pain, but immediately insists he can take the treatment and demands that the experiment continue. There is considerable sparking of electrical equipment and Steve is silent at the end, but he is revealed to be fine with the body enhancement treatment a complete success.

A short shot of a man being thrown into a propeller and blood splattering.

Many people are disintegrated. This could frighten some.

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Austria:12 / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Denmark:11 / France:U / Germany:12 / Ireland:PG / Italy:T / Japan:G / Malaysia:PG-13 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:11 / Peru:14 / Philippines:G / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:7 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / USA:PG-13 (certificate #46937)

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