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MPAA Rated PG-13 for action/peril, bloody images and some language

Sex & Nudity

  • A man is seen shirtless, while wearing a towel. Nothing explicit is shown.
  • Two characters joke and laugh about the word "insertion", to which a female character asks, "is everything sexual with you guys?" The scene is quick but easy to understand, meaning even children will question it.
  • A male is shown shirtless in 2 scenes. His bare upper body is clearly visible.
  • In one, long-duration scene, dozens of characters are shown on the beach. Most men are wearing a swimming trunks and most women a bikini.

Violence & Gore

  • A human limb is pulled out of the water.
  • A baby whale is being ripped up by giant shark.
  • Humans are eaten by the Meg and attacked by it in all sorts of ways, but many most of it is gore free and pretty easy to stomach


  • Minor profanities only including "shit", "asshole", "ass", "damn", "bitch". G- Damn
  • 1 use of 'goddamn'.
  • Multiple uses of OMG

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man is seen drinking multiple beers.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The movie contains many jumpscares and scary/disturbing imagery that disturb some viewers.
  • There is an early scene with the shark and a little girl that does a great job at building tension
  • The scene where the baby whale was ripped by a giant shark, can be frightening to some viewers. Even children.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A character lays on the body of a dead whale after almost being eaten by shark. The shark then comes back up and takes a bite out of the whale, killing the character in the process.
  • At the end of the movie a whole bunch of sharks start eating the meg this may be gross for some viewers
  • The megalodon is defeated as a result of Jonas slicing open the megalodon-stomach and stabbing an iron rod into the megs eye.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There's a very scary scene when a second meg emerges from the water, eating a character as it jumps out, and bites the dead body of the first meg. The shark then flips over the boat, flinging the other characters out of the boat. It's a very sudden and tense scene.
  • The final scene concludes as Statham's character kills the Meg, first by driving his submarine's wing thingy into the Meg, then stabbing a rod in it's eye, killing it. The latter is done with no cuts or reductions and is done slowly. Hard to watch.
  • Many scenes include tense situations including one where a giant squid starts attacking a woman in a submarine and begins to squeeze her to death

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