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MPAA Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language

Sex & Nudity

  • It is implied that a man had intercourse with an alien. Nothing is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is surrounded by aliens and his head is ripped off (seen from a distance but you see a large spurt of blood explode out the neck hole). The aliens proceed to tear off his limbs and eat his body (also seen from a distance).
  • The crustacean-like aliens bleed red crimson blood just like humans do.
  • The aliens possess weapons capable of blowing people up; the weapons are used several times in the film with bloody aftermaths.
  • We see an alien rip off a man's arm from a distance with lots of spurting blood. We see a close up of the severed arm with bloody tissue hanging from the stump being placed in a garbage bag.
  • Two small alien creatures fight. One drives it's spike tipped tail into the other with spurting blood.
  • A cluster of alien eggs is burned with a flamethrower. We hear the unborn babies shrieking as their eggs pop.
  • An alien attacks two men by hitting them with the butt of a rifle and flinging them through the air. One man receives a broken arm from the attack.
  • An alien is shot in the back with a rifle. He is then shot in the head at point blank range splattering blood on the camera and on the ground. A pool of blood forms around his twitching body.
  • A man's arm violently mutates with lots of secreted blood.


  • 2 uses of "c*nt"
  • 165 uses of "fuck," 12 uses of "shit," 2 uses of "Jesus," 2 uses of "piss," 1 use of "crap," 1 use of "bitch," 3 uses of "bastard," 1 use of "oh my God," 1 use of "oh Jesus," 1 use of "hell" and 1 use of "oh God." 2 uses of the British word 'bloody'.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man drinks alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man is strapped into a chair and forced to test alien weaponry, his captors repeatedly shock him with a taser to make him fire the weapons.
  • Several scenes where helpless and defenseless aliens are killed.
  • Various things happen to Wikus implying his transformation. It is somewhat disturbing.
  • The prawns do not look scary, but their behavior is erratic, irrational, and violent which may frighten some viewers.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Several scenes take place in a lab where disturbing things are being done to prawns and some humans. Many prawn bodies in various stages of mutilation are visible.
  • A man's transformation into an alien may be highly disturbing to most people.
  • Wikus is presumed dead, but eventually implied to be okay. The film's ending shows what is apt to be Wikus, fully transformed into a prawn..

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