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

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • A girl stabs a man in the abdomen. Some blood is shown.
  • A man's head is shot off, but it is brief and Mostly off screen.
  • An extended sword fight, where people are stabbed.
  • A woman shoots several people and then fights more people off with a sword before fleeing. Minor blood.
  • Some large explosions where it is assumed some people are killed.
  • A large battle with some fighting airplanes. Some chess he's and explosions.
  • A climatic battle with minor injuries.
  • Two people are hunted by large machines. One person is injured when their leg is sliced, and the wound is shown with minor blood.


  • 'D*mn' is said.
  • 'B*stard' is said.
  • 'H*ll' is said a few times.
  • 'Bloody' is said as a profanity.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Alcohol drinking in some scenes

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a scene where a little girl's mom fights with a man while the girl watches, resulting in injuries.
  • The deaths of several empathetic characters throughout the film are difficult.
  • The large machines and the damage they can do may be intense for some viewers.
  • The film is set in a post-apocalyptic time.
  • The humanoid machine may be scary for some viewers.
  • The main characters are hunted or in danger for most of the film.


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • At the end, the man stabs a girl's mother and murders her, as she watches. The little girl escapes from the window.

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