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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and woman kiss.
  • We see a man in bed with two female aliens (at the same time), both of whom seem to be partly undressed. One is shown in underwear, the other is under a blanket, implied to be naked.
  • A woman asks a man to turn around so that she can change her clothes. However, he peeks and we see her in her underwear.

Violence & Gore

  • A villian with superhuman strength kills a man by grabbing his head with both hands and crushing the man's skull.
  • A character injects a futuristic needle in his arm and we see some blood go into the tube in three scenes.
  • In a battle, a man stabs, hits, and shoots many others. No blood.
  • A man is sucked out into space and it's implied that he dies.
  • A character kills multiple people by punching and kicking them to death, no blood. Some other characters also stun a few men or throw them against a wall.
  • A character is punched across the face and kicked multiple times although he doesn't feel any pain.
  • A few men are shot inside a ship. A character is then punched to the ground. A character grabs another man's head and begins to push really hard. We hear cracking sounds then we see another character screaming as we hear the sound of his head being crushed offscreen.
  • A character gets her leg stepped on really hard and we hear a crack. Implied that it is broken.
  • Two ships battle. One is shot at multiple times. A hole is made in the side of the ship and multiple people are sucked out and implied to die.
  • A ship falls from the sky and crashes, it's implied many people die.


  • '*ss' is said five times.
  • 'Son of a b*tch' is said three times.
  • 'B*stard' is said five times.
  • 'D*mn' is said at least three times.
  • 'H*ll' is said 13 times.
  • 'Bloody' is said three times in a profane context.
  • 'P*ss' is said once.
  • The Lord's name is profaned, including 'God' said at least once.
  • 'Sh*t' is said three times, and cut off once.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Kirk contacts Scotty in a nightclub where he and his friend are drinking.
  • Pike finds Kirk despondent and drinking at a bar.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The Enterprise is bombed by an unmarked Federation vessel. This scene is very scary.
  • The main villain himself because of his special but deadly tricks can be very intense for young viewers.
  • A grown young woman slaps her father across the face and tells him that she is ashamed to be his daughter.
  • The confrontation with the Klingons is very menacing and frightening.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A character causes an explosion at which is implied to kill lots of people.
  • A ship appears outside a building and shoots at everyone inside. Some men and women are shot down, we see some blood. An important character dies at the end of this scene.
  • The Enterprise is shot down and begins to fall from the sky. We see characters flying around inside the ship and it is implied that they die. Two important characters begin to fall down a long fall but are caught and not hurt at all. A character then has to go down into the engine core to repair the ship. After doing so, he is knocked off and brutally hit around by the ship. We later see that he is being killed by the radiation and cannot leave the engine or he will kill all the ship. He dies from this. The scene is also very emotional.
  • An important character chases another character across a city [one editor says London, a second says San Francisco]. They then begin to fight on top of moving flying cars. They are seen brutally hitting and kicking each other. One character tries to squash another character's head twice although fails to. Another character comes up from behind and knocks him out while. He is then punched multiple times.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Khan crushes one man's skull with his two hands (this is not shown) though the sound is very detailed and grotesque.
  • The scene with the death of Kirk, after he fixed the warp core, can be very emotional and saddening. But in the end, he's revived with Khan's blood.

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