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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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A young man is seen shirtless for a long while.

There are about three mild sexual references.

Stabbings where you see the weapon sticking out of the body. Violent fight sequences with knives, axes, hammers, poles, and various other melee weapons involving many people, pools of blood, broken bodies, smashed people, etc. Scenes are long.

A couple of characters are shot in the head; one is shot on-screen explicitly, and the other is shot off-screen with blood splattering on the shooter's face.

A character has his arm put outside of a moving train to freeze it off. Then they hammer the frozen limb off.

Characters go around machine gunning groups of people. Not graphic

A pregnant woman has a knife thrown into her throat after she guns several people down. She bleeds and dies.

An explosion derails the train , causing hundreds of deaths.

A character shoots and kills a lot of people in very few minutes.

One antagonist is seemingly invincible, having lived through several fights and being stabbed a few times in graphic manners. He is finished by having his neck abruptly broken.

Discussion of canibalism

A character sticks his arm into the train's engine, causing it to get amputated when the engine starts again, but this is very hard to notice because his jacket sleeve didn't get ripped off thus covering the stump and making it look like his arm is still there

Fairly frequent, but not pervasive, usage of various derogatory terms.

At least 32 uses of "fuck," some of which are subtitled, and 2 of which are said by a teen girl. 2 muffled/obscured uses of "motherfucker." 13 uses of "shit," 1 use of "titty," and several uses each of "asshole", "bitch", "damn", "goddamn," "Jesus," "for Christ's Sake', and "bastard." Much of the strongest profanity is used in the first half of the film.

Frequent drug references and infrequent usage.

Two main characters are addicted to a fictional drug known as Kronole, and frequently sniff it. It's appearance is similar to clay blocks.

During a nightclub sequence there are shots of various people that appear to be high from the drug.

Two scenes of cigarette smoking. In the first, since cigarettes are considered scarce, a crowd of people gather around the smoker and collectively inhale the smoke. Two cigarettes are identified as humanity's last cigarette.

A teen girl steals a bottle of champagne from people in a nightclub, gets drunk and passes out.

The entire film is rather intense and depressing. Many scenes go from quiet to loud very quickly, giving a sense of claustrophobia.

The fight sequences, although not extremely graphic or bloody, are still intense.

Children are taken away from their parents, and they're used as slaves to keep the train running.

A teacher educates a group of schoolchildren with frightening propaganda, such as songs about how people will freeze and die on the train if the engine stops. This might unsettle some viewers.

The dialogue about cannibalism might disturb some viewers.

The climax spits out several plot twists all of which are unsettling and disturbing and the ending is just as thought provoking..

This movie isn't as bad as it sounds; many elements including violence and drug use will definitely go over younger viewers heads

Rated R for violence, language and drug content

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