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MPAA Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language

Sex & Nudity

  • A photo is shown of a man having anal sex with an alien. This was a prank, and is shown for 2 seconds, as well it lacking in explicitness.

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).
  • The crustacean-like aliens bleed red crimson blood just like humans do.
  • 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.


  • Around 150 uses of "fuck," 12 of "shit," 2 of "Jesus," 2 of "piss," 1 of "crap," 1 of "bitch," 3 of "bastard," 1 of "oh my God," 1 of "oh Jesus," 1 of "hell" and 1 of "oh God." 2 uses of the British word bloody.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man drinks alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Several scenes where helpless and defenseless aliens are killed.
  • A man's transformation into an alien may be highly disturbing to most people.
  • Various things happen to Wikus implying his transformation. It is somewhat disturbing.
  • The prawns alone are frightening, especially to young children.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Wikus is presumed dead, but eventually implied to be okay. The film's ending shows what is apt to be Wikus, fully transformed into a prawn.

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