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Sex & Nudity

  • -A ship is trafficking girls as slaves, one says her father sold her
  • -A man looks suggestively at a woman, sexual intent is implied
  • -Eunuchs are mentioned in a demand for tribute as well as "maids" - whose meaning is unclear in translation to english
  • -A couple of women in period non-revealing undergarments are seen playfully teasing a man in an implied manner
  • -Several men are seen shirtless, bathing in the rain. A woman smiles approvingly
  • -A comment is made about the size of a male whale's thingy
  • -A man puts his hand in his pants to rub his groin with a womans hand connected to his wrist

Violence & Gore

  • Action violence is throughout the film, without any significant gore ore gruesome detail
  • -An unarmed man is slashed across the throat, blood is seen as he dies in another man's arms.
  • -A man executes prisoners with a crossbow while questioning them
  • -A man is tied up and dumped overboard
  • -Numerous stylishly choreographed sword fights involving death or maiming, though done without much blood
  • -A man is beheaded, the camera shows the sword swing toward the camera, then the silhouette of blood spray cartoonish
  • -A man is comically, albeit unwillingly, dunked in water repeatedly to obtain information
  • -One man beats another with a bell
  • -A man is headbutt and his cart is stolen
  • -A waterwheel is blown up and wrecks part of a city
  • -A man is pierced by several arrows at once
  • -Civilians are struck by arrows and killed by the sword
  • -Blood gushes from a whales spout, spraying the crew of a ship
  • -A man is stabbed in the foot, pinning him to the deck of a ship
  • -Explosions consume people, launching others into the air
  • -A woman is impaled in the shoulder, blood seeps from the wound. Later the gash is visible in a close up
  • -A whale is repeatedly hunted throughout the film, cannons, explosives and harpoons are fired or thrown with various effect


  • Uses of expressions like oh God and d***, like h***
  • Infrequent use of sh**, Da** and Bas****
  • A woman is frequently called a b****
  • Mildly demeaning comments regarding the value and role of women are common in the film, and in keeping with the setting of the film

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some drinking. Characters are shown drunk.
  • The captain of a ship orders alcohol to be given to the crew

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man is suddenly charged by a shark, and sees it coming through the water
  • Another man falls in the water and the crew battle the shark in what turns into a comical situation, but could be intense at the start for a younger audience
  • A village is destroyed, with children crying over dead bodies.


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

Violence & Gore

  • -A Whale crushes a ship

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Much of the story centres around hunting a whale. This premise and some of its circumstances are somewhat disturbing as it has a calf, that is exploited and harmed to lure the mother.

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