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No sex or nudity.

People get punched, kicked, thrown, bashed, smashed, kneed, stabbed, shot (with arrows, bullets and ray guns) and vaporized. There are multiple massive fight scenes, and the climactic battle seems to last for about 45 minutes. Cars crash and spaceships smash into buildings.

Loki stabs one man in the back, the blade protrude from his victim's chest with blood on the edges.

Bruce Banner reveals that he tried to kill himself by shooting himself in the mouth, but says "the other guy" (the Hulk) spit the bullet out.

There are two or three uses each of "hell" and "damn," One use each of "ass," "bitch" and "bastard", and two uses of "pussy".

Loki hurls out the British anatomical vulgarity "quim" as a sexist putdown.

Tony and Pepper sip champagne, and Tony offers Loki a drink before pouring himself a glass of whiskey.

Tony asks Bruce if he stays under control with the help of "a huge bag of weed."

There are several prolonged and intense action sequences, but they're not shot in an overtly horrific or graphic way, and there are also many comedic moments throughout the film that lighten the tension.

A superhero intercepts a nuclear missile headed for Manhattan, forces it into a portal leading to an alien base, and agrees to call his girlfriend (implying that he understands he might die); however, the call fails and he stares at the exploding alien base while falling back through the portal (he is unconscious as he plummets toward the earth but he is saved before hitting the ground and is revealed to be alive and unharmed).

One scene, taking place in Stuttgart, Germany, includes a short but frightening shot of Loki flipping a man over and using a device to seemingly scan or take out his eyeball. Though this is not explicitly shown, the viewer can still hear the man yelling in pain and writhing. May be disturbing to younger viewers.

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference

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