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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

3/10

In the beginning, an alien girl is briefly shown in a t-shirt and panties sitting in Peter's ship. Even though it is implied the two had a one-night stand, the scene isn't shot in a sexualized manner and the camera doesn't linger in the alien's body.

A man is briefly shown shirtless as he is bathed in prison. Not sexual.

Star-Lord stares at Gamora's butt as she climbs the stairs.

Peter says that if he had a black light the ship would look "like a Jackson Pollock painting", referring to semen.

Peter and Gamora nearly kiss, but Gamora pulls away and holds a knife to Peter's throat and announces that she will not be tricked by his "pelvic sorcery".

A man talks about sleeping with a woman to get information.

Other mild references to sex include a scene where it is implied that a woman should seduce men in order to distract them, and a very vague reference to prison rape that will most definitely fly over kids' heads.

Violence & Gore

7/10

A man uses a gadget to freeze a group of men into stone. A bomb is thrown at the man, but misses.

We see a man tied against a pole. A man goes up to him with a hammer and offscreen we hear a loud bang. Blood (more purple than red) runs down the chair after.

We briefly see a man strangle somebody. We don't know if they're dead or not.

In a prison, a man knocks out a guard and steals their gun. A raccoon creature starts continuously shooting it, although we do not see any obvious impacts. We also see a 2 minute fist fight between a woman and two guards. The scene involves no blood or gore.

A guard uses a cattle prod to shock a man more than once, even after he is lying helpless on the ground.

Several men hold a man while another man gut punches him a few times and slaps him in the face.

A tree creature stabs several men and uses them to slam other men to the ground

A prison guard is stabbed through the chest in the background. No blood is shown

A man snaps an alien's neck using a concussive blast of air.

A pirate uses a remote-control electronic dart to threaten people and to kill two dozen soldiers, leaving scorch marks on their chests as they fall dead.

Two women fight with swords. One pushes the other off the ship and we see her bloodlessly cut her mechanical hand off to escape.

An orb slowly disintegrates anyone that touches it. This happens about 3 times throughout the film (no blood is shown, but skin can be seen burning away).

Profanity

5/10

Crap, damn, hell, ass, a-hole, bitch, shit, bastard, prick, dick are all said multiple times throughout the film. Examples include "oh crap" (twice) "damn" (three or four times) "ass" (once) "jackass" (twice) "bitch" (once as in "you said it yourself bitch!")

Gods name is misused three or four times throughout the film. Examples include "God!", "for Gods sake" "God knows" and "oh my god"

Peter at about an hour through the movie says "what the fu..." But does not end up finishing it due to a sudden loud noise!

About fifteen minutes through the movie, Peter gives an obscene finger gesture to the guards.

Somebody says "prick"

2/10

Peter Quill tells Rocket that he's drunk when he's trying to shoot Drax for calling him "vermin" Drax the Destroyer drunkly proclaims "Lets put more of this liquid in our bodies!"

6/10

The film as a whole is bright and colorful with an upbeat tone, but there are some moments that may scare younger children and make people emotional.

The first scene is emotionally intense, as it deals with Peter's mother dying of cancer in the hospital. She is obviously very sick, and seeing both that and a young child lose his mother might be distressing to some, especially those who went through similar situations.

Apart from Peter, most of the other main characters also have very tragic and emotional backstories. Gamora lost her entire family and was held captive and tortured. The scene where she tells this is quite sad; Rocket was the result of experiments on animals, and has an emotional drunken monologue about this; Drax lost his wife and daughter and mentions this several times throughout the movie.

A woman who was previously shot is shown with a slightly contorted body and face, which slowly heals itself. The woman snaps her joints and bones back into place. No blood is shown, and the scene is brief but it may be seen as mildly disturbing to some.

A main character dies in an explosion. It is very emotional.

Although the ending is happy and upbeat, Star-Lord's emotion after opening his mother's last gift may cause some tears.

23/50

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language

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