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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of futuristic violence and action

Sex & Nudity

  • There is no sex or nudity; but a brief flashback of a kiss.
  • A man makes a comment about "self pollination."
  • A man and woman briefly shown sitting down intimately. However nothing sexual happens.

Violence & Gore

  • A girl stabs a man in the abdomen. Some blood is shown.
  • References are made to slavery and slaves being bought to be killed for food.
  • A person get's their head blown off, but it is brief and not ver graphic. A character is stabbed in the head, but again it is not graphic and not very bloody. Characters are shot, stabbed, and smashed, but little to no blood is seen in most instances.


  • D-mn, hell, and bloody are used several times. Some brief profanity.
  • Use of Lord's name (not JC however) used as an expression of shock.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Alcohol drinking in some scenes

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The Shrike character - an undead cyborg with dead flesh over a robotic endoskeleton - is quite intense and may scare some people.
  • The Shrike character has a creepy scream and scary face.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a scene where a little girl's mom and dad are fighting for something. It is very intense. At the end, the dad stabs the mother and murders her. The little girl escapes from the window.

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