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Parents Guide for
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There is no female nudity (nipples, buttocks, groin). Cleavage, topless male nudity, and the like throughout. Sex is implied.

Kissing is a very recurring factor featured in many scenes with varying degrees of emotional and physical passion.

A young woman and a man kiss in bed (she is wearing a tank top that reveals bare shoulders and cleavage and he is bare-chested), they roll over and we see the man's bare back and his bare hip and upper buttock (sex is implied).

A young woman and a man kiss passionately and she tells him, "When you touch me, I don't want you to stop" and she then says, "Sleep with me" (sex is implied).

A young woman tells a man to kiss her and he does; the man then calls another man to come and kiss the young woman and he does.

A woman describes a young woman and a man as being "lovers" and says that humans have "strong physical drives."

A woman is seen in a bathtub, nothing is shown. (The scene is about 5 seconds)


There are scenes of struggle and bloodshed throughout. Little or no blood or gore is depicted.

Both guns and knives are used threateningly throughout.

There is road violence, with car chases, flips, and resulting injuries.

A woman repeatedly responds violently to being kissed, by punching, headbutting, and the like.

There are several hand-to-hand struggles and fistfights.

There is a gunfight where a man is shot in the head, a woman in the shoulder.

A young woman is surrounded by several aliens; she hits a few of them with a metal pipe, runs away and jumps through a window (we see her crash to the ground below and she appears dead) and we see her later with deep cuts and bruises on her face

A man holds a gun in his hand and we hear a gunshot (we understand that he killed himself to avoid being capture.) Later, two men drive into a cement wall to avoid capture and it is implied that they died as well.

A young woman screams and runs away when she sees many alien beings dead in pools of blood on an operating table; we also see dead humans with incisions on the back of their necks.

A boy cuts his leg with a scythe and we see the bloody gash and blood on his pants; we later see him with a badly infected leg and a bloody bandage.

A young woman cuts herself on the arm and the forehead with a knife (we see a lot of blood).

1 mild scatological term, 1 anatomical term, 6 mild obscenities and 4 religious exclamations.

Name-calling (brutal, unreasonable, parasite, crazy and it.)

Aliens are shown using a spray that knocks people unconscious.

Aliens are shown using a spray to heal wounds.

The idea of possession by an alien species may be confusing or frightening to younger viewers

A woman wanders through a desert for several days and becomes very sick

The attempted suicide may scare younger viewers

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence

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