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Parents Guide for
The Mermaid (2016) More at IMDbPro »Mei ren yu (original title)

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Man's pants is pulled down, butt is shown for about two seconds.

A woman tries to seduce a man. The man assumes the woman is a prostitute.

There are some scenes of violence depicting a group of men attacking various mermaids by firing at them as they are hiding in the water, resulting in some blood-letting underwater.

A sonar technology activates and various merpeople get sick until their death.

There is also an implied scene of a group of people surrounding an injured mermaid and hacking it to death.

To prepare for battle, a poisonous arrow is shot on a man's chest but without details of bloodletting. He claims he is not feeling the effects while slurring his speech and foam comes out of his mouth. This is shown in a comical manner.

A humanoid octopus mutilates himself to feed unsuspecting people when disguising as a chef.

A scene where an assassination attempt goes comically unsuccessful, resulting in self-harm and getting caught.

There is actual footage of dying sea-life

This film revolves around a young mermaid who is tasked to kill a real estate developer for harming the marine ecosystem, but falls in love with him instead.

Scenes involving mermaids getting killed off-screen can be unsettling.

While the film is thoroughly whimsical and goofy, it eventually takes a very dark turn in the third act due to the environmental theme.

Rated R for some violence

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