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MPAA Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore, and for language

Sex & Nudity

  • The main character shows some cleavage."not nudity"
  • Early in the film, one of the main characters speaks of Riddick possibly "skull F'ing" them.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is impaled in the ground by several blades. He coughs up blood and presumably dies offscreen.
  • A boy is eaten by bat-like creatures offscreen. The characters later find his body, reduced to a bloody skeleton.
  • A man is dragged into a hole by alien creatures and eaten. eating is offscreen.
  • A woman is eaten and dragged away by bat-like creatures. We see her body being ripped in half, about as graphic as the Grendle scene in Beowulf.
  • Two men get into a fistfight. Several bloody punches.
  • We see aliens attacking each other. They rip each other apart for several seconds as blue alien blood flies everywhere.
  • A man stabs an alien with a large blade. Lots of blue blood and alien internals.
  • A boy is attacked by an alien and dragged up a cliff.
  • An alien explodes. Some internals seen.


  • About 19 F-Words, several uses of Sh*t and 1 use of A**. Not too bad.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • References to drug addiction.
  • Towards the beginning people are drinking hard liquor.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Intense and frightening situations.
  • Several claustrophobic situations involving characters being trapped in total darkness while being hunted by alien creatures.
  • Boy investigating abandoned warehouse.
  • When people are trapped in the crashed ship with creatures all around, a man has a lit lighter and a flask, and he drinks and spits into the flame and many creatures are seen all around him (may be disturbing to some).
  • The innards of a creature are seen.


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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One of the characters is a drug addict and is shown injecting the substance in his eyes. It's implied he lets another character die without painkillers to keep the drug for himself.

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