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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language

Sex & Nudity

  • The main character is shown shirtless more than once.

Violence & Gore

  • The monster spits out its acidic saliva and destroys part of the robot's body.
  • Multiple scenes of giant robots facing off against giant monsters. Mostly bloodless although the occasional pilot will be wounded and have a minor blood stain. The robots will stab, shoot the monsters as well as hit them with objects around the place.
  • A character falls out of a robot with blood on his hand and shoulder. He collapses on the floor.
  • Blood drips from a character's nose.
  • A character gets a bloody hit to the face (His nose bleeds)
  • We see men tearing pieces from a dead robot.
  • A character gets monster blood all over his hands. It is blue and chunky.
  • A robot gets a sword and stabs a monster in half under water.
  • A robots head is crushed, showing inside and outside shots, slightly disturbing and sudden.
  • A flying monster grabs onto a robot and drags him up into the air. The robot gets a sword and slices off the monster's arm.
  • A monster rips open a robot and grabs onto a pilot. The monster throws him away, killing him. We see him screaming as he is thrown away.
  • A man threatens a man by putting a knife up the other man's nose. We hear him yell and give over the information although this is slightly humorous as well.
  • Two men get into a fist fight. They throw punches and bash each other around the room. We see them both with cuts and blood on their face.
  • A man fights three men with wooden poles. They are knocked to the ground although are not killed. A woman then comes in and the two fight, hitting each other with the poles although neither of them are hurt.


  • Infrequent strong language
  • Including only a couple uses of "sh*t","Bastard", "hell", and one GD.
  • 2 uses of shit, 1 use of goddamn, 1 use of ass, 5 uses of hell, 1 of "son of a bitch".
  • 1 use of 'For Christ sake' and 1 use of 'Jesus'

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • An army commander swallows a pill from a metal box several times when he begins to suffer nosebleeds; we learn that this is medication for radiation poisoning.
  • A Chinese medicine shop sells medicinal herbs and aphrodisiacs (we see no purchases or use).

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Constant peril.
  • The battles are intense.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A baby monster dies from another monster.
  • A bomb is dropped into the ocean, killing all the monsters and their way into Earth. A massive explosion takes place although no blood is shown.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene shown towards the end of the movie where Chuck Hansen and Stacker Pentecost sacrifice themselves as friends/family witness is very intense and very emotional.
  • Chau is suddenly eaten by a baby Kaiju but is revealed to be alive in the end credit scene.

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