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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language

Sex & Nudity

  • In Yellowstone national park , one kid mentions to his dad, "I don't want to know where you had sex with mom"
  • In another instance, there are a few females in bikinis/skimpy clothing when the scene cuts to a boxing match, there is also a little bit of cleavage showing in this scene as well.
  • No sex or nudity shown or anything close to it.

Violence & Gore

  • A lot of characters are shown hurt throughout the film.
  • A man in Yellowstone is killed by a volcanic eruption.
  • Saint Peter's Basilica is destroyed and the dome rolls on the ground, killing everyone in its path.
  • A large earthquake destroys California and later Las Vegas.
  • CNN News TV reports: 1) The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro wrecked by the earthquake and its city is also devastated; 2) London Olympics is suspended amid chaos and riot; 3) a mass suicide in Tikal, Guatemala. A few dead bodies are shown.
  • A cruise ship is hit by giant tidal wave, the ship flips.
  • A man is seen inside a building, the next shot shows the building being destroyed by a tidal wave
  • A plane falls off the cliff, killing one man.
  • A car with two passengers crashes during an earthquake.
  • A dead pilot is shown at the airport, with blood around his body.


  • At least 1 f-bomb. Obscene hand gesture, 6 scatological terms, 3 anatomical term, 5 uses of "sh--". 2 uses of "goddamn", 3 of "hell". Several Blasphemies using Gods name in Vein consisting of numerous uses of Jesus, Jesus Christ

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some characters drink alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The entire film is very intense, with prolonged sequences of indiscriminate wanton mass destruction and extreme frenetic mayhem related to natural disasters. Cities collapse, buildings fall apart, many people die, etc. The tone is extremely grim and obscure, and the film has a dark and unpleasant atmosphere.
  • Volcanoes erupt, tsunamis happen, cities are destroyed, etc.
  • One scene shows San Francisco being completely destroyed.
  • Another scene shows the main characters trying to out-run a volcanic eruption. Many characters and extras die.


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Violence & Gore

  • A man is crushed by moving gears inside a ship. The only thing we see is his hand reaching out before being pulled behind one of the gears and we hear his screams and body crunching.
  • The President of the United States is killed by tidal wave in Washington DC, which destroys the White House.
  • A man is shown fallen into rubble into the ground.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A scene shows some characters getting killed by a very tall tsunami in East India. That Scene is very sad and terrifying.
  • A woman is trapped in a room which is getting flooded. She drowns.

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