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MPAA Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language

Sex & Nudity

  • There is a rumour spread by the media that Wikus had sex with a Prawn. We see a few brief glimpses of a fake photoshopped image of him behind a bent over Prawn. No nudity and the sex never actually happened.
  • Practically none outside of false rumours that a man slept with an alien.
  • No onscreen sex or nudity.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is surrounded by aliens and his head is ripped off (seen from a distance but you see a large spurt of blood explode out the neck hole). The aliens proceed to tear off his limbs and eat his body (also seen from a distance).
  • Gory sci-fi violence, and grisly images throughout.
  • A live alien is used as a target for a weapon demonstration. It appears scared and hopeless and is then blown up violently by the weapon with gore splattering in almost every direction.
  • A cylindrical grenade gets shot into a man's forehead, gets stuck against there for a moment and then explodes his head with blood covering the whole screen.
  • Wikus at a party while he's going to cut cake he starts to vomit black blood and collapsed
  • Wikus losses fingernails and blood is seen while he loses his nails from the exposure.
  • There's a large, chaotic shootout in a factory between a man and an alien, and a group of armed men. Both parties use hi-tech laser guns. Lots of destruction is seen, and several people are shot.
  • The aliens possess weapons capable of blowing people up; the weapons are used several times in the film with bloody aftermaths.
  • We see an alien rip off a man's arm from a distance with lots of spurting blood. We see a close up of the severed arm with bloody tissue hanging from the stump being placed in a garbage bag.
  • Two small alien creatures fight. One drives it's spike tipped tail into the other with spurting blood.
  • A cluster of alien eggs is burned with a flamethrower. We hear the unborn babies shrieking as their eggs pop.
  • An alien attacks two men by hitting them with the butt of a rifle and flinging them through the air. One man receives a broken arm from the attack.
  • An alien is shot in the back with a rifle. He is then shot in the head at point blank range splattering blood on the camera and on the ground. A pool of blood forms around his twitching body.
  • A man's arm violently mutates with lots of secreted blood.


  • 2 uses of "cunt"
  • Nearly every sentence toward the end of the movie contains one or more f-words
  • 196 uses of fuck
  • 1 use of crap
  • 137 uses of "fuck," 12 uses of "shit," 1 use of "bitch.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Many people drink alcohol at a small party. No drunkenness.
  • A man drinks alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man is strapped into a chair and forced to test alien weaponry, his captors repeatedly shock him with a taser to make him fire the weapons.
  • Alien eggs are burned and the babies scream as they die. This is referred to as abortions by the characters
  • Several scenes where helpless and defenseless aliens are killed.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Several scenes take place in a lab where disturbing things are being done to prawns and some humans. Many prawn bodies in various stages of mutilation are visible.
  • There is a scene in which a clutch of more than dozen alien eggs are destroyed by fire. The screams are heard in forms of popping. Although not shown, it can still be disturbing.
  • Wikus is smuggled away in a bag to a classified MNU experimentation facility where his alien arm is tested on alien weaponry, he is forced to shoot helpless aliens. Scientists try to harvest his organs while he is awake, but he retaliates against them and ultimately escapes

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