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MPAA Rated PG for fantasy action violence, language and some thematic material

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Action scenes and some intense scenes
  • Boys are forced to walk the plank, and fall to their death to the chants of a roaring mob. The impact is not seen
  • Several action scenes place characters in peril, being chased, falling, or crashing
  • A man is forced to fight for his life in a comedic one-on-one showdown
  • Pirates attack a tribal village, people are shot and killed, though when they die they explode in a shower of coloured dust


  • 2 uses of hell 1 use of D*mn

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Blackbeard appears to use pixie dust as an age defying drug

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Children are abducted from their beds by pirates, their appearance, and the mood of this scene may be frightening to younger viewers
  • Characters are attacked and chased by huge bird-like creatures, the resulting peril may frighten younger viewers
  • The forest, in general, is portrayed as creepy at night
  • A nun from the orphanage is over-the-top evil, screaming at the children and being generally unpleasant.


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

Violence & Gore

  • Based in part during World War II, Bombs are dropped from planes, and there is some aerial dogfighting with fighter planes and a flying galleon
  • The Tribal Chief is executed off camera, with a shower of coloured dust

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A boy is kicked from a ship to fall hundreds of feet to his death in a dramatic scene that might disturb young viewers he does not die, instead he flies
  • A small boat is attacked by a giant crocodile at night in a prolonged, tense, scene in which a main character is dragged into the deep, dark water. He is rescued and survives
  • Blackbeard is intended to be a scary villain, though, for the most part he isn't that imposing. During a dreamlike sequence, however, he is portrayed as a black cloud with glowing eyes that could frighten young viewers when he kills the main character's mother.

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