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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

We hear that "interspecies prostitution" goes on within the slum, a point driven home by the appearance of suggestively dressed women. Wikus is falsely accused of having sex with an alien: Evidence consists of a fabricated photo. (Wikus is fully clothed and contact is obscured with a censor box.) A crime henchman, seeing Wikus, alludes to the picture, saying he did it "doggy style with a demon" and asking whether he wore a condom. Someone makes a reference to testicles.

Violence & Gore


The crustacean-like aliens bleed red crimson blood just like humans do.

News footage shows a dead body, riots, and acts of arson and destruction.

We see an alien rip off a man's arm from a distance with lots of spurting blood. We see a close up of the severed arm with bloody tissue hanging from the stump being placed in a garbage bag.

Two small alien creatures fight. One drives it's spike tipped tail into the other with spurting blood.

A cluster of alien eggs is burned with a flamethrower. We hear the unborn babies shrieking as their eggs pop.

An alien attacks two men by hitting them with the butt of a rifle and flinging them through the air. One man receives a broken arm from the attack.

An alien is shot in the back with a rifle. He is then shot in the head at point blank range splattering blood on the camera and on the ground. A pool of blood forms around his twitching body.

An alien virus causes a man too leak black fluid from his nose, vomit black fluid, and loose his fingernails in a bloody fashion.

An alien is stabbed in the back and then dismembered with a machete. A man takes a bite out of it's severed arm.

A man's arm violently mutates with lots of secreted blood.

A man has a power drill driven into his arm.

An alien is shot with an energy weapon causing it's body to violently explode showering a man in blood and chunks of gore.

A man spits out blood and several of his teeth which have fallen out.

A man slices off one of his fingers which has been mutated by a virus with an ax. Black fluids spurt out of the wound.

A man graphically pulls a piece of skin of off his back after a virus causes it to become loose.

A man slices a another man's arm with a knife and taste his blood.

An alien weapon fires sonic blasts which smash several men through walls and send a man flying into the air.

Several soldiers are shot with an alien laser weapon which causes their bodies to explode in a large splatter of blood and gore. A by stander is splashed with blood.

Aliens are seen being graphically dissected and mutilated in a laboratory. We see the bloody skinned corpse of an alien on an operating table, decapitated and dismembered bodies, and a scientist stretching out a bloody alien skin. We also see what appears to be a dead human baby floating in a tank of liquid.

An alien is hit in the head with a shovel knocking him unconscious.

A man is shot with an AK-47 with splattering blood.

A man in a truck is shot with an AK-47 spraying blood on the windshield.

Several men are killed with grenades and machine guns during a shootout with minimal blood.

A group of several men and one woman are shot with a laser cannon causing their bodies to violently explode splattering blood and chunks of gore on bystanders.

A gravity based weapon catches a barrage of bullets and fires them back at the shooters killing them all instantly.

An alien weapon fires a metal canister which embeds in a man's skull spraying blood. The canister activates causing his head to explode spraying blood and brain matter on the camera.

An alien is briefly seen feeding on a partially decapitated body.

An alien is beaten with a baton bloodying his face.

A laser strikes a man exploding his body into a cloud of blood and rips off a second man's arm. We see the bloody stump with burnt flesh where the arm used to be. An alien robot stomps on the severed arm mashing it into a bloody pulp.

A robot throws a refrigerator at a man crushing him.

A man is shot in the head causing his head to explode spraying blood on the camera.

Two men's heads explode from alien weaponry spraying blood on the camera.

A gravity weapon launches a pig at a man crushing him.

A man in a tower fires a Gatling gun at an alien robot. The robot returns fire causing the man's body to explode in a bloody mess.

Groups of soldiers are shot with alien assault rifles with some spurting blood. A group of trucks and soldiers are blown up with a barrage of missiles.

A man is shot with a laser splattering blood on the hood of a truck.

Two aliens are shot in the chest with spurting blood.

An alien grabs a man's head and rips it off with spurting blood. We then see a group of aliens rip off his arms and legs from a distance and proceed to devour his corpse.



157 f-words (most of them spoken by Wickus and the main villain, when Wickus says it it sounds like "fock", 12 use of shit (1 paired with bull) . God's name is used twice; Jesus' once. "Bastard," "piss" and the British profanity "bloody" also are heard.

A man drinks alcohol.


There is a substantial amount of violence, especially in the last 1/3 of the movie.

When they make first contact with the aliens, there is blood, poop, and pee all over on the walls and floor and the aliens are crawling around.

The film is a very bloody and gory throughout due to people exploding when shot with alien weapons instead of just collapsing when shot.

Several scenes where helpless and defenseless aliens are killed.

A man's transformation into an alien may be highly disturbing to most people.

A scene where men perform an 'abortion' on an alien nest taking apparent relish in it is very heart wrenching.

A man loses his fingernails and it is graphically shown. The man also loses his teeth, and becomes addicted to cat food.

There is a very intense scene where a man takes a meat cleaver and decides to cut off his alien arm, but only cuts off a finger and screams in pain.

Those who are victims or witnesses of hate crimes or other forms of racial discrimination may find the film's theme of apartheid and bigotry quite disturbing.

An alien finds bodies of his friends and other aliens that have been surgically mutilated by scientists for experiments and the alien is sad when he sees this.

I found the entire movie very depressing.

Total points: 35/50 The overall theme of the film might make some viewers upset, and the copious amounts of violence and profanity might also be an issue to some viewers.

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Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language
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